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Species Scymnus suturalis

Scymnus suturalis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)
Subfamily Scymninae
Tribe Scymnini (Dusky Lady Beetles)
Genus Scymnus
No Taxon (mostly pale spp.)
Species suturalis (Scymnus suturalis)
Explanation of Names
Scymnus (Pullus) suturalis Thunberg 1795
adventive in e. NA (NS-QC to VA-MI)(1)(2)(3)
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic(4)
coniferous forests, esp. young pine stands, prefers trees at margins/clearings(4)
earliest record in our area: PA early 1900s; adventive populations were established over a century ago but in 1961 reared S. suturalis from Germany were also relaesed in MI to control the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsuga) (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Ladybird Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone
Majka C.G., McCorquodale D.B. 2010. NRC Research Press. Ottawa, Ontario.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.Adventive lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in the Canadian Maritime Provinces...
Hoebeke E.R., Wheeler A.G. 1996. Entomological News 107: 281-290.
4.Coleoptera Poloniae