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A total of 46 results were found at 22:13 on 2nd March 2024 when searching for Coccinellidae.


  • Adalia bipunctata (Linnaeus, 1758) 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonyms: Coccinella bipunctata Linnaeus, 1758, Idalia bipunctata Linnaeus, 1758. Common name: Two spotted ladybird.
  • Apolinus lividigaster (Mulsant, 1853) 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonyms: Platyomus lividigaster Mulsant, 1853, Scymnodes chapuisi Weise, 1923. Common name: Yellow shouldered ladybird.
  • Brumoides maculatus (Pope, 1954) 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonym: Brunnus maculatus Pope, 1954.
  • Cheilomenes sexmaculata (Fabricius, 1781) 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonyms: Cheliomenes sexmaculata australis Weise, 1908, Coccinella quadriplagiata Schönherr, 1808, Coccinella sexmaculata Fabricius, 1781, Menochilus sexmaculatus (Fabricius, 1781), Orcus mollipes Oliff, 1895.
  • Chilocorus bipustulatus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonym: Chilocorus bipustulatus iranensis.
  • Chilocorus circumdatus (Gyllenhal in Schönherr, 1808) 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonym: Coccinella circumdatus Gyllenhal in Schönherr, 1808.. Common name: ladybird.
  • Chilocorus malasiae Crotch, 1874 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonyms: Chilocorus australasiae Kerville, 1884, Chilocorus baileyi Blackburn, 1890, Chilocorus diadema Weise, 1898, Chilocorus flavidus Blackburn, 1892, Chilocorus nasicornis Korschefsky, 1944. Common name: ladybird.
  • Cleobora mellyi (Mulsant, 1850) 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonyms: Cleodora mellyi Mulsant, 1850, Halyzia mellyi Mulsant, 1850.
  • Coccinella transversalis Fabricius, 1781 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonyms: Coccinella contempta Boisduval, 1835, Coccinella repanda Thunberg, 1781. Common name: Transverse ladybird.
  • Coccinella undecimpunctata Linnaeus, 1758 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonym: Coccinella novaezealandiae Colenso, 1888. Common names: eleven-dotted ladybird, Eleven spotted ladybird.
  • Cryptolaemus montrouzieri montrouzieri Mulsant, 1853 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonym: Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant, 1853. Common name: Mealybug eating ladybird.
  • Cryptolaemus montrouzieri simplex Blackburn, 1889 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonym: Cryptolaemus simplex Blackburn, 1889.
  • Diomus notescens (Blackburn, 1889) 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonyms: Diomus rusticus Weise, 1908, Scymnus notescens Blackburn, 1889. Common name: minute two-spotted ladybird.
  • Diomus pumilio Weise, 1885 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonyms: Scymnus (Diomus) pumilio Weise, 1885, Scymnus favifrons victoriae Blackburn, 1889, Scymnus flavifrons Blackburn, 1889, Scymnus flavifrons norfolcensis Lea, 1929, Scymnus flavifrons occidentalis Blackburn, 1889.
  • Epilachna pusillanima 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Common name: Potato epilachna.
  • Epilachna similis (Thunberg) 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Common names: maize ladybird beetle, Grain ladybird.
  • Epilachna sumbana Bielawski, 1959 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonyms: Epilachna cucurbitae Richards, 1983, Epilachna vigintioctopunctata sumbana Bielawski, 1959. Common name: Cucurbit ladybird.
  • Epilachna varivestis Mulsant, 1850 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Common names: mexican bean beetle, bean ladybeetle.
  • Epilachna vigintioctomaculata Motschulsky, 1857 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Common name: large 28-spotted lady beetle.
  • Epilachna vigintioctopunctata (Fabricius, 1775) 
    Family: Coccinellidae

    Synonyms: Coccinella pardalis Boisduval, 1835, Coccinella sparsa Herbst, 1786, Coccinella undecimvariolata Boisduval, 1835, Coccinella vigintioctopunctata Fabricius, 1775, Epilachna gradaria Mulsant, 1850, Epilachna territa Mulsant, 1850. Common name: 28-spotted ladybird.

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