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Variable Ladybird

Scientific Name
Coelophora inaequalis
Scientific Author
(Fabricius, 1775)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellinae: Coccinellini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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COL102
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Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Length 3.7-6.0 mm, width 3.50-5.2 mm. Pronotum yellow, base with irregular black area, elytron yellow with 4 or 5 black maculae, pattern variable. Elytra with fine, reticulate microsculpture between punctures, punctures small, separated on disc by several diameters.

Larva

Length 6-8mm. Body fusiform, moderately slender. Dorsal and lateral surfaces armed with setose strumae and tall parascoli. Ground colour of dorsal surfaces dark creamy grey with white markings; legs, dorsal plates and most dorsal setose processes partially to entirely brown. Body surface pruinose, except dorsal plates.

References

- Gordon, R.D. (1985). The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America north of Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 93(1): 1-912.

- Pope, R.D. (1988). A revision of the Australian Coccinellidae (Coleoptera). Part 1. Subfamily Coccinellinae. Invertebrate Taxonomy, 2: 633-735.

- Slipinski, A. (2007): Australian ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Their biology and classification. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. ISBN 9780642568557

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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
25/11/2010 12:16 AEST
Last Updated
21/03/2014 01:07 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2010) Variable Ladybird (Coelophora inaequalis) Updated on 3/21/2014 1:07:13 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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