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Species Brachiacantha indubitabilis

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)
Subfamily Scymninae
Genus Brachiacantha (Spurleg Lady Beetles)
Species indubitabilis (Brachiacantha indubitabilis)
Explanation of Names
Brachiacantha indubitabilis Crotch, 1873
indubitabilis - Latin for "undoubtable" This may refer to the unique pattern and distinctive male genitalia of this beetle, both unlike any other species of Brachiacantha.
Size
Length 2.5 to 3.2 mm (1)
Identification
Three pale spots on each elytron: two median (discal and lateral), one apical.
Male with entirely pale head and broad pale pronotal margin.
Female with pale frons (center of head) and pale lateral pronotal angle.
Range
IA-NH-NC - Map (1)(2)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.
2.The Brachiacantha (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of Illinois
H.W. Montgomery, Jr. and M.A. Goodrich. 2002. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 95(2): 111-130.