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Convergent Lady Beetle

Scientific Name
Hippodamia convergens
Scientific Author
Guérin-Méneville, 1842
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellinae: Coccinellini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Head Oblique - Adult
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COL111
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Length 4.20-7.30 mm, width 2.50-4.90 mm. Pronotum with convergent pale spots; elytron shiny; typically with full complement of discrete black spots; pattern variable to a nearly immaculate form. Mesepimeron entirely yellow. Male genitalia with ventral ala well developed; basal lobe of male genitalia slender.

References

- Gordon, R.D. (1985). The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America north of Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 93(1): 1-912.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
08/12/2010 09:12 AEST
Last Updated
09/04/2014 20:50 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2010) Convergent Lady Beetle (Hippodamia convergens) Updated on 4/9/2014 8:50:15 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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