Category Archives: Scymninae

Subfamily Scymninae

Twice-stabbed Lady Beetles…and not so twice-stabbed

A leading candidate for the Best Lady Beetle Name award is the Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle (Chilocorus stigma), a dramatic-looking black species with two red spots. The pattern is not unique, though, and many other black-with-two-red-spots are often misidentified and called … Continue reading

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Brachiacantha – another subfamily down

Genus Brachiacantha is one of my favorites: small, colorful, boldly-patterned lady beetles that can be easily identified to genus by the small spur on the foreleg. (You need a magnifying glass to¬† see it, but it’s foolproof!) There are 11 … Continue reading

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Hyperaspis information pages are complete…finally!

Genus Hyperaspis is one of the largest in North America – there are 32 species in the east alone – but consists of very tiny beetles, none more than 5 mm long. I’ve finally finished all 32 species pages, most … Continue reading

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