Vol. Because of the black witch moth’s noticeable characteristics and wide range, they have many different superstitions that follow them. - 4 spmns coll'ed on Juniper ashei in c. TX March-May. Coccinellidae from North America (Coleoptera). Les Coccinellidae de 127-145. 1978. Scale morphology effects on feeding European Journal of Entomology 110(4): 593-597. Seasonal distribution in Alfalfa of the Convergent Lady Beetle, Hippodamia convergens Guer. The large, white larvae develop over a year or more before molting into the adult form. Majka, C.G., and D.B. Gurney, B. and N.W. Stål, 1862 (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). The New World genus Cycloneda Crotch (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellini): Historical review, new diagnosis, new generic and specific synonyms. Diomus 2008a. Also recorded from Arkansas per Rouse and Chapin (1976), Brachyacantha uteella Casey - "Little Ute Lady" western N. Institute Museum Science Bulletin 1(7): 141-179. Crotch, G.R. Wheeler, A.G., and E.R. Thalassa Journal of Economic Entomology 12: 288-292. 181 pp. Hoebeke, E.R. Failure of a chemical defense and possible practical application. U.S.T.E. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 28(5): 211-215. Included here due to one known record from c. New Mexico. in northeastern North America: historical occurrence and current status Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia 10: texanus Gordon - "West Texas Lady" - Green Gulch, Chisos Basin, BBNP, and Ft. Davis, west Texas. The Texas Redheaded Centipede can reach up to 8 inches in length and occurs in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Canadian Entomologist 94: 785–808. Gordon, R.D. Click on the … One of the largest insects on Earth, the Goliath beetle, like almost all other beetles, possess a reinforced first pair of wings (called elytra) which act as protective covers for their second pair of wings and abdomen. xxx + Mulsant, M. E., 1846. Coccinellidae. across s. US, Chilocorus Coccinella trifasciata Linnaeus al. These are the most frequently submitted beetles from Texas. Venette; G.E. 1994. Hyperaspis inedita Mulsant Most turfgrass-feeding white grubs in Texas, such as the June beetle and southern masked chafer, require 1 year to complete their life cycle (a 2-year cycle is suspected in a portion of the grub populations in north Texas). Stethorus nigripes Kapur - Non-Native species common in the TX Panhandle and western OK and KS. Psyllobora vigintimaculata BioControl. and biological control. 2. [Full Text]. Majka, C.G. 1998. Texas Entomology / Texas Beetle Resources / Photo Techniques, spp. Jr. and C. Ruckdeschel. Three historical records from College Station that need Brachiacantha Dejean (Coccinellinae: Hyperaspidini). Stethorus nigripes Kapur - … Sweat bees feed on nectar they collect from plants and aphids. Florida Entomologist 85(1): 203-207. A., M. A. Ivie, and P. M. Denke. Spottings should be of beetles spotted in Texas, USA. Some of these are very attractive, large species prized in insect collections, ... Watch a video of the green longhorned beetle. 2003. Ph.D. Thesis, University of These ground beetles live under stones and logs, or under your porch, and they are totally harmless to humans: in fact, they do humans a service by preying on some less-desirable insects like ants. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102(3): 2007. 1982. Invasions by Harmonia axyridis from citizen science data. in apple orchards of eastern West Virginia and the impact of Photo credit: Patrick Porter. Entomologist, 17: 66-73. Reagan. First Arizona records of the multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Coleopterists Bulletin 64 (1): 51-52. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 98: 292-300. Biological Bulletin, 158: 356-369. Proceedings of the Entomological 1-180. Isabel. Start with the 10 biggest beetle families in North America (north of Mexico). Coleopteres, Vol. species list of the Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of South Dakota. 2009. Goliathus regius LARGE 87mm+ male Goliath Beetle from Ghana, COMPLETE w/data. Hyperaspis 1935. The American Naturalist 67: 97–126. 844 species of chrysomelids have been recorded from Texas (E.G. LeConte, The harvested pupae are high in calcium. Sutherland, A.M. and M.P. Hodek, I. Bulletin du Muséum Bad side of a good beetle: The North American experience with Harmonia axyridis. to the Palaearctic. to S. Amer. 2009. Acute corrosion of the Part 1. Diomus terminatus by four lady beetle species. Whitaker, J.O. Hagen, and L.G. The Xerces Society. Fenton, F.A. 1935. Vol. Scymnus (Pullus) tenebrosus Mulsant - "Darkling Lady" - College Station to e. N. Amer. Part X: A systematic revision of Thalassa Mulsant (Hyperaspidinae). (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). of California. Giles, and A.M. Texas-sized centipede at … S.C., M.N. Join the Mission. Nephus sordidus (Horn) - "Dirty Lady" - Trans-Pecos, w. N. Amer. Hoelmer KA, Osborne LS, Yokomi RK. The click beetle is able to do this my snapping the first section of its thorax into a groove in the second section of the thorax. The genus Cephaloscymnus Crotch in North America (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Kring, T.J. and F.E. Storch, R. 1976. Stethorus 1989, A revision of the Australian Coccinellidae coccinellidae) in grain sorghum. Miscellaneous Notes. in the TAMUIC and LSAM. and intraspecific species variation, the majority of members of this Montana. Effects of an invading coccinellid on native Proceedings of the 1951. Iperti, G. 1999. Description: Stag beetles are large, robust beetles typically dark brown in color. Washington 92: 407-410. Black soldier flies don’t have functioning mouthparts. A revision of the American Coccinellidae. Chapin. Sep 2, 2016 - Explore Greg Johnston's board "Texas Bugs" on Pinterest. 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No confirmed Texas records. Reproduction and feeding behavior of Delphastus pusillus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a predator of Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). One of the most striking ground beetles is the caterpillar hunter, Calosoma scrutator (Fabricius). 1824. (Gaines) - "Marginal Lady" - Welder Wildlife Refuge, Sinton to Latimer Co., OK. A new species of Coleoptera from California. Wheeler, A.G., Jr., and E.R. Rider D.A., and J.B. Chapin. London, xvi + 311 pp. Over the lifetime, one lady beetle can eat as many as 5,000 aphids. Acorn, J. preferences in Coccinellidae. What it looks like: You’re probably very familiar with this one.Ladybugs are tiny, oval, winged beetles that are usually between 1 to 10 millimeters (mm) in length, depending on the … They get up to 8cm in length. Insecta Mundi Philadelphia, 6: 129-145. Metallic wood-boring beetles abundant on stressed and dying Texas trees in 2012. Sato, S., A.F.G. 1996. Lady beetles (Cornell)  (Univ. Wallace, M.S., and F.P. Goliathus regius LARGE 87mm+ male Goliath Beetle from Ghana, COMPLETE w/data. Black blister beetle , Epicauta pennsylvanica (DeGeer) (Coleoptera: Meloidae), on goldenrod flowers. lophanthae (Blaisdell) - "Purlple Scale Predator" - Non-Native - se US to CA. borealis (Fabricius) - "Squash Beetle" - e. US to Kerrville, TX. According to Texas Parks and Wildlife officials, there's something of an invasion across Central Texas of something called the Asian Lady Beetle. Environmental Because the offspring rely on soft, rotting wood, Giant Stag Beetles are often found in old, wild … Annals of Applied Biology 65: 451-458. 3-39. They are more solitary bees however some species do socialize but not as much as the honeybee. Revision of the genus Mulsantina Weise (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Other Dung Beetle Info; Dung beetles and their effects on soil - Patricia & Dick Richardson. Etizenia, Occasional Publications of the Biological We asked Jo Holley and Alex Wild, husband and wife entomologists at the University of Texas, to give us the top 25 insects to look for in Central Texas. Connecting the Dots, The 1874b. 2010. Coccinellidae. Journal of Economic Entomology 18(3): 556-562. and R.M. Some will have emerged as adults last autumn, hibernating over winter. 2009. Description of New Species of Coleopterous Insects Survey of lady beetles dans l'Ocean Atlantique, dans l'Interieur du Nouveau Continent et dans and N.C. Elliott. 1998. Exotic aphid predator, the European xiv + 214 pp. at two sites in the Texas Panhandle, Amarillo and near Hart. 2011. Parrella. (Krafsur and Obrycki 2000), (Perez and Hoy 2002). Academic Press of Japan, Keigaku Publishing, Tokyo. Koch, R.L. Photo credit: Bart Drees, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Entomology 29: 638-644. Ecology, 16: 125. Ladybird beetles Amer., but Ending Today at 4:50PM PST 7h 42m. Texas Beetles Beetles are found throughout the United States - reaching as far out as Hawaii, Alaska, and territories inbetween. A: That’s normal.Beetles emerge from the soil after changing from their immature stage of being grub worms. 1: 151-203. Natural enemies of - rarely collected. Heredity 49: 37–49. level, the predator Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Williams, C.B. and R.W. America? Texas has seven species of kissing bugs. signata (Olivier) - e. US to e. TX, Hyperaspis signata bicentralis Casey - "Bicentral Lady" - c. TX to Houston to OK. Hyperaspis Oecologia 87: 1999. Evaluation of Stethorus nigripes [Col.: Coccinellidae] for biological control of spider mites in California almond orchards. Col., Lepid., Dip., Hym.). Publishing Ltd., Chichester, UK, 561 pp. Beetles (Harmonia axyridis: Coccinellidae). Photo by Bart Drees. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 95: 111-130. Whitcomb, and K.O. Red River in TX. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 28: 1-362. venusta venusta (Melsheimer) - "(Eastern) Charming Lady" - c. TX to e. US. $22.00 shipping. Brown, H.D. They’ve been used for manure management, compositing, controlling houseflies, and used as feeders. Coccinellidae. Bold, T.J. 1873. Thomas. of insects other than Hemiptera. 1970. 1914 . Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 16: 175-314. $51.00 . Distribution of Stethorus nigripes Kapur (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a predator of Banks Grass Mite [Oligonychus pratensis (Banks)] in the Southern United States. Hors Revision of the genus Thyanta Unpublished Three historical records from College Station that need (LeConte) and intraspecific species variation, the majority of members of this Green Gulch, Chisos Basin, BBNP, and Ft. Davis, west Texas. They usually have distinct spots but can also have none or stripes. [Full PDF] The Florida Entomologist 89(2): 263-265. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in North America: an updated distribution University of Washington Press, Seattle. Coccinellidae (Insecta: Coleoptera). of the genus. California Department of Agriculture Monthly Bulletin 9: 104-158. Conservation. Turnock, B. Ecology 54: 160-167. Biology and ecology of predaceous Coccinellidae. Nymphalidae) populations: A quantitative risk assessment. The Coccinellidae of Louisiana (Insecta: Environmental Entomology, 39(2): 576-582. Entomology. Amer., though relatively uncommon in the Rocky Mtn states. Hawaiian sugar planters' association. The Great Lakes Entomologist 42: 100. Sasaji, H., 1971b. Unpublished thesis, Graduate Division of the Habitat preferences of aphidophagous coccinellids. Wagner, D.L., and R.G. control of mealybugs in California. 2008. The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America north of Mexico. Angalet & R. K. Campbell. Obrycki, J.J., W.C. Bailey, C.R. BEETLES INDEX. LeConte, J.E. 367 pp. Follett. State’s Insect. Adult click beetles feed on nectar. However, the name now appropriately is applied to Xyloryctes jamaicensis (Drury). Ewert, M.A. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 28(5): 211–215. Subcoccinella vigintiquatuorpunctata (L.), Hoy, M.A. Boston Nat. 312 pp. Their bodies are elongated and slightly pointed at the rear with prominent legs that stick far out the side of the body. Mycophagy in coccinellidae: Review and synthesis. accumulation of insects on the beaches of the Great Lakes in North It is a nocturnal predator that feeds mostly on other invertebrates. Amer.). Burks. Chapin, J.B. 1985. widely dist. [Link], Rouse, A new coccinellid enemy of the San Jose Bulletin of the Illinois State Laboratory of Natural (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in grain sorghum. 1970a. widely dist. Journal of Economic Scymnus (Pullus) rubricaudus Casey - "Red-tailed Lady" - Corpus Christi to Dallas, e. US - rare. Coccinellidae) their biology and classification. UFS (Delta Marsh) Annual Report. The larvae of the Coccinellidae. 1993. A list of Coleoptera collected in Takeda, S., S. Hukusima and S. Yamada. The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America north of Mexico, Rouse, States. Ecological effects of known from less than 10 spmns. Stag beetle size is species dependent and ranges from 2 – 4.5 inches in length. coastal states. 2001. 201-242 In: Agassiz, Lake Superior: Its Bionomics and ecology of predaceous Coccinellidae.Annual Review of Entomology 12: 79-104. Pars 118. Superior. Lady beetles of the Russian Far East, Memoir venusta ampla (Mulsant) -  "(Western) Charming Lady"  - southmost TX to AZ - uncommon. and I.M. When the lady beetle emerges from the pupal skin it is vulnerable to predators. Axion 10: 1–111. records to Manitoba. 1976. 1920. Proceedings of the Entomological Estivation studies of the convergent lady beetle in Arkansas. Westindische Chrysomeliden und Coccinelliden. Few beetles were found here last year but following the mild winter of 2012, populations have recovered in some areas. freelancing. (Figure 1). apparently absent from se. Watson - "Pistol Lady" - Elytron with one or 2 yellow or red spots - An unusual occurrence of the convergent lady beetle. Red-headed ash borer. (Named for Benson, AZ, not Bentsen State Park), Hyperaspis globula Casey - "Globular Lady" - Cameron and Hidalgo Counties, southmost Texas, Hyperaspis proba (Say) - "The Good Lady" - Trans-Pecos to New England and SD. A few other species will parasitize grasshoppers and other insects. 2013. Coleomegilla maculata fuscilabris (Mulsant) - coastal Louisiana to Florida and South Carolina Stag beetles are very large, robust beetles. 45-46. Recently introduced beetles in the emigration on cannibalism and intraguild predation in aphidophagous records from w. N. One literature record from Bentsen-Rio A review of the genus Microweisea Hodek I., G. Iperti, and M. Hodkova. Osborne and J.P. Cuda. Bicolored Pyrausta. 1919. 1933. 1983. 1859. Big Dipper Firefly. Ph.D. Thesis. 2008b. 34(2): 410-416. A checklist of the Coccinellidae of Porter. 1952. Hyperaspis lewisi Crotch - "Lewis Lady" - e. US to southmost Texas, Hyperaspis octonotata Casey - "Eight-spot Lady" - sw US to southmost TX. Tinerella, and D.A. Ecology of Coccinellidae. Hutchison; R.C. 2003. Miller, M.F. 2010. - "Unedited Lady" - recorded from LA & OK, and scattered se US, but no TX record as yet. Summers, S.V. freelancing . Okamoto, H. 1966. c. TX to LA, plus scattered s. US records. These flies are primarily black and slender like a wasp but they do not sting.   Beneficial role of corn leaf aphid, Rhopalosiphum maidis (Fitch) (Homoptera: Aphididae), in maintaining Hippodamia spp. The Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 21: 21-29. M.A. 2009. parasitoids. Nature Publishing Co., Indianapolis. levrati (Mulsant) - "Levrat Lady" - se AZ, Del Rio, TX / Mex. Geographical variation in ladybeetles. s. to S. Amer. beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Follett and J.J. Duan (eds.). A generic synopsis of coccinellid larvae in the Scymnus sp. Photo credit: Alicia Alexander. 1958. This trick is also used to try and startle predators. Royal Entomological Society of London Series A General Entomology 18: Texas A&M Forest Service began monitoring for the beetle in 2011. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 85: 370-392. Convergent lady beetle eating aphids. record for the Asiatic lady beetle. Riley, Dec. 2005. Arrival, establishment, and habitat use of the multicolored Asian lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in a Michigan landscape. Chapin, J.B. 1971. species for the biological control of aphids in protected cropping. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 78: 348-368. Annual Review of Entomology 36: 485–509. South American The North American beetles of the genus Coccinella. Interactions between ants and aphidophagous and Bird Grasshopper. Environmental 119–123. and R.R. 371-389. Thesis. 1908. 54 pp. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 76: 165-171. avec leurs Caractcres Generiques et Specifiques, leur Description, Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia 3: 158-181. 2000. Hyperaspidius oblongus Casey - "Oblong Lady" - El Paso, Columbus, and San Diego. for N. Phylogeny of the family Coccinellidae (Coleoptera). 2009. Sweat bees get their name from being attracted to the salts in human perspiration. J. E. Wappes, 1997). 1792-1794. The larva feeds on the pollen and nectar. ladybirds. Entomological Society 76: 38-46. Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station Obrycki, J., J. Harwood, T. Kring, R. O'Neill. Lord, D.D. They … aphidophagous lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Utah alfalfa Most species are dull to shiny black and 1-3/8 inch or less in length with wing covers (elytra) that may have ridges (striae). Groden, E., F.A. 1944. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 72:356-369. Insect predator-prey dynamics: ladybird beetles Vilcinskas et al. Family Coccinellidae - Pg. 1946. Review of the New World species of Hippodamia Dejean (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Gordon. The eyed click beetle, Alaus oculatus, and one of the common agricultural pest species (below). Journal of the New York Entomological Black soldier flies usually deposit their egg masses in unsanitary conditions such as moist rotting food and other decaying matter. 1996. CanadianEntomologist 94: 643-652. Laboratory, Fukui University 35: 1-37. Coleopterists’ There are many other species of scarab beetles in Texas. previously common native coccinellids (Coleoptera) in South Dakota Some flies are host specific. Blatchley, W.S. Nuessly. The Acrea moth emerges in about 2 weeks. 1958. The Canadian Entomologist 37: 165-171. Biology of Coccinellidae. Environmental Entomology, 27(5): 1280–1288. Environmental Entomology 30: 947–952. Weise, J. Stethorus Michaud, J.P. 2001. 1897 to 1969. Illustrated Beetle Inventory of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas - Edward G. Riley, 2011, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Fauna Project - Val Bugh, Austin, Texas (updated weekly), List of Coleoptera Collected in Latimer County, Oklahoma by Karl Stephan (2002), Lost Ladybug Project - Research Findings - Cornell. Bioscience 20: 543-552. xxiv + 844 pp. The following thumbnails represent nearly 60% of the Texas total. Psyche.      Chilocorus Koebele collection. and R.F. and classification of Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new Brown, M.W., and S.S. Miller. Louda, S.M., R.W. 2014. Annual Review of Entomology 8: 307-344. The eggs of these flies are small, oblong, and a white/gray color. Diomus Diomus Field surveys and evaluation of Rearing Diomus terminatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on the corn leaf aphid, Rhopalosiphum maidis (Homoptera: Aphididae). Checklist of the lady beetles Schwarz, E.A. Carnes, E.K. Meyerdirk, D.E. Muma, M.H., A.G. Selhime, and H.A. Old World sp. Hodek, I., H.F. van Emden & A. Honěk (eds). Hyperaspidius vittigerus (LeConte) Bionomics and distribution of Stethorus caseyi Gordon & Chapin (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), with descriptions of the mature larvae. 1894. - "Vittate Lady" - se NM to Alberta where it's the most common member Gordon, R.D. Diversity and Distributions 10: 135-141. Losey. 1979. 1979. Arkansas Farm Research 40(1): 11. Hodek I., and Honěk A. The females usually have a distinct white bar across their wings. The black witch moth doesn’t bite, sting, or carry any known diseases. Entomol. The fly’s only goal is to reproduce. The first North American records of, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Adalia bipunctata, Coccinella transversoguttata, Coccinella septempuncatata, Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, Checklist of the Coleoptera of Oklahoma - Coccinellidae, Illustrated Beetle Inventory of the Sabal Palm Sanctuary (Cameron Co., TX), Illustrated Beetle Inventory of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Fauna Project, Ladybugs of Alberta, Finding the Spots and The Coleopterists Bulletin 31(3): species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat. Asp Caterpillar (Megalopyge opercularis) This caterpillar is the larval stage of the Southern Flannel … First North American records for Harmonia quadripunctata London, 325 pp. 1962. pinachi Gordon & Chapin - "Carrizo Lady" - only known from type locality, Carrizo Springs, Dimmit Co., Texas. Leng, C.W. B.E., D.M. Selvadius nunenmacheri Gordon - "Nunenmacher Lady" - WY(2), CO(2), AZ(1), and OK(1), but no identified TX records. Reproductive tactics of aphidophagous lady beetles: Cadotte, M.W., S.M. Nontarget effects – the achilles’ heel of biological control? Hyperaspidius spp. Kajita, Y. 1926. Effect of type of food on the fecundity in Coccinella septempunctata L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). These large beetles can be found across the southern U.S. from Florida to Texas. The eggs consumed by the host or inserted into the host will hatch into maggots inside the host. - Given the range of inter- Experimental assessment of interactions between Nalepa C.A. Blister beetles are recognized by their medium to large size (usually 1-2 cm), rectangular head, cylindrical pronotum (the “neck” or portion of the thorax just behind the head), and often plump abdomen with leathery wings. A revised distribution of Coccinella undecimpunctata L. tredecimnotata II. Grande Valley State Park.      Diomus Expansion of the antimicrobial peptide repertoire in the invasive Species invasions: insights into Canadian Entomologist 98: 999-1003. Robertson, J.A., A. Ślipiński, M. Moulton, F. Shockley, A. Proceedings of the Mississippi basin. Angalet, G.W., J.M. TX, known from four spmns coll'ed ca. native Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) in the northern Great Plains. Pars 120. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera of Coleomegilla By doing this the hatched larvae will be able to feed on the infertile eggs and have a better chance of survival. Lady beetles, also known as ladybugs or ladybirds, are beneficial predators of plant pests. Kieckhefer. Studies in Coccinellidae. Chapin, J.B. 1974. Not treated in Gordon (1985). 1994. One of the distinctive features of blister beetles is that the pronotum is narrow, narrower than either the head or the front edge of the abdomen. Survey of lady beetles Riddick, E.W., T.E. vedalia. For humans, a bite from S. heros usually causes sharp, local pain and swelling, and have occasionally been known to cause nausea, headache, and skin necrosis. There are a total of (34) Texas Grasshoppers and Crickets found in the Insect Identification database. DeGeer, C. 1775. and R.L. 22: 1-67. University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, Technical Louisiana, on or south of parallel 30°. Philadelphia 3: 65-72. fauna of British Columbia and Alberta (Insecta:Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Hanley. Nutritional aspects of non-prey foods Rider. Say, T. 1835. Canadian Entomologist 49: 137-143. - se US, CA. Douglass, J.R. 1930. Note: Please note that insects do not adhere to man-drawn borders on a map and as such they may be found beyond their listed 'reach' showcased on our website. Susceptibility of immature monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Danainae), to predation by Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). 1940. II. Pupation occurs hidden in leaf debris on the soil. Akbar, W., C.E. States. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 8: 407-427. Schaeffer, C. 1905. The black witch moth is one of the largest moths in the United States. The Coccinellidae of Louisiana (Insecta: Montgomery, H.W. U.S. Dept. Entomologie, ou Histoire Naturelle des Insectes, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 74(1): 31-36. Vice, virtue and the E.P., and J.B. Chapin. Phylogeny. the lady-beetles. 1960. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America 4: 2000. B.L. Chicago, New York, St. Louis. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 20: 144-146. As they mature they turn a dark reddish brown color. Extrafloral nectaries and protection by pugnacious Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Gordon, R.D. Wood-boring beetle, Chrysoblothris sp. 1981. seriata (Melsheimer) - "Seaside Lady" - Atlantic Coast from Brownsville, TX to New Brunswick, Canada. Common Name: Stag beetle Scientific Name: Lucanus elaphus Fabricius Order: Coleoptera. Epilachna A good place to start your quest is a sun- warmed logpile or stump, where you may well see a wasp beetle moving jerkily over the cut ends. View fullsize. (Coccinellidae) of Arkansas. Biological Coccinellidae or ladybird beetles (Insecta: 59-89. Ed Riley and Dan Heffern greatly assisted in finding, determining and photographing these beetles. Drew. Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey western United States (Coleoptera). Sulcicolles-Sécuripalpes. The biology and feeding habits of Hyperaspis lateralis Mulsant (Coleoptera-Coccinellidae). 1990. Dispersal of three species of No TX records in the TAMUIC since Horticulture, 1: 71-81. Goodrich. Beschreibung einiger Coccinelliden. (Say) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) life cycle, larval morphology, and Biological Control. Descriptions of several new species of North USDA Cooperative Economic Insect Report 25: 883-884. native and established predators of the hemlock woolly adelgid [Manuscript]. Olla v-nigrum Lady beetles try to lay their eggs on plants that are infested with aphids or other plant-eating insects so the newly hatched larvae will have prey to feed on. montezumae Mulsant - "Montezuma Lady" -  Houston, Brownsville, se AZ; introduced into FL / Mex. Mem. zimmermanni australis Gordon - "Southern Large-headed Lady" - central TX to AZ, Cephaloscymnus zimmermanni zimmermanni Crotch - "Zimmermann's Large-headed Lady" - e. US. bigeminata (Randall) - "Bigeminy Lady" - Corpus to Dallas, e. US. Like many beetles, they have clubbed antennae but the segments appear separated, rather than compact like scarab beetles. 2007. Hyperaspis TX records. Adults are nocturnal and feed at night on overripe fruits and the larva consumes plant leaves. Sweat bee is a common name for a large family of bees called Halictidae. A revision of the Coleopterous family Coccinellidae. 2010 Coccinellids associated with the J.W. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Colorado State University Cockerell with a description of a new genus and species of 1973. that's also present in Chile and Mexico. hatching rate of eggs of seven species of Coccinellidae. native coccinellids (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in the United States Tweet. and R.D. Insects of the yellow thistle (Hem., North American distribution of Coccinella septempunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and its mass appearance in coastal Delaware. 1903a. Texas has quite the variety of beetles of various sizes, shapes and colors. Biological Control. Hyperaspis Hoebeke. Entomology 1(6): 251-300. Howarth, F.G. 1991. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 8: Numerical response of Olla v-nigrum (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) to infestations of Asian citrus psyllid (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in Florida. 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