Biota Survey Checklist 26. 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. As they mature they turn a dark reddish brown color. Emigration, migration, and nomadism. of lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and aphids (Homoptera: This snapping action makes the clicking noise you hear and launches the beetle into the air several inches. Burks. and N.J. Vandenberg. Click beetles can be in the larval stage for one or more years depending on the species. Sticholotidinae (Coccinellidae). Staines, C.L. 1. Effect of prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat. Westindien von Prof. W. Kukenthal und Dr. R. Hartmyer im Jahre 1907. A field study of diapause in Coccinella novemnotata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). 2010. 1961. 286 pp. (Hyperaspidinae). and intraspecific species variation, the majority of members of this Revision of the Coccinellidae of the United Annual Review of Entomology 36: 485–509. Requires disection of male genitalia to confirm ID. Texas has quite the variety of beetles of various sizes, shapes and colors. Annual Review of Entomology 48: 365–396. Methuen Co., London. Join the Mission. Chicago, New York, St. Louis. 1973. 401–408. Pemberton, R.W. Atlantic Maritime Ecozone. Sweat bee is a common name for a large family of bees called Halictidae. 2010. Goliathus regius LARGE 87mm+ male Goliath Beetle from Ghana, COMPLETE w/data. US, up the Atlantic seaboard, and back across s. Canada. Food habits of Leis conformis Boisd. They discourage other animals that may eat them with their warning coloration. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Colorado State University Sign in to join mission. 2007. not reliably differentiated except by dissection. xxx + Yu, G. 1994. (Say) - "Twenty-spot Lady" - Not common in TX, most records from se TX, Stethorus Sweat bees feed on nectar they collect from plants and aphids. Harmonia axyridis The Canadian Entomologist 92: 230-234. Agriculture 2009. Larvae are similar in shape to white grubs of Scarabeidae, but are often larger during the latter stages of development. Lady beetles on the Lake Manitoba beach. Plants, shrubs and trees known to create better habitat for pollinators. Now the spring sunshine tempts them out. Old World sp.      Psyche. Hors In some places, like southwest United States, these caterpillars can damage crops. Threats A review of the genus Microweisea Frass analysis of diets of 1975. The Coleoptera of New Mexico. The Coccinellidae of Louisiana (Insecta: Canadian Entomologist 72: 65–78. Adult lady beetles feed on aphids and other soft bodied insects like the larvae. Memoirs of the Faculty of Education Fukui University, Series Nymphalidae) populations: A quantitative risk assessment. 1996. larval Coleomegilla maculata and Coccinella septempunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in field cages. Cockerell. They begin to shrink in form and remain motionless. Entomophaga, Mem. 1981. Recueil d' Observations de Zool ogle et d'Anatomie Comparee ; Faites Conservation. Most hosts are still in their immature stage. Pollock, D.A., and G.J. 1977. Vilcinskas, A., K. Mukherjee, and H. Vogel. Photo by Drees. Scymnus (Pullus) nugator Casey - "Jest Lady" - AZ to w. TX plus a few records further north. Angalet, G.W., J.M. and R.M. Crotch (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in the United States and Mexico. Texas crescent longhorn beetle (Typocerus lunulatus) on a pink powder puff flower in Big Thicket park on Sundew Trail. and biological control. 2008b. Blister beetles, Epicauta sp. Lady beetle eggs among aphids. Gage, J.H. Coccinellidae (Coleoptera), Part XVI: systematic revision of Journal of Insect Conservation 11: 415-417. Muma, M.H., A.G. Selhime, and H.A. An unusual occurrence of the convergent lady beetle. Leaf Beetles of Texas - Family Chrysomelidae. ton. Majka, C.G., and D.B. Hyperaspis species list of the Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of South Dakota. A few other species will parasitize grasshoppers and other insects. In: I. Hodek (ed. Classification and phylogeny of the New World 1916. native Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) in the northern Great Plains. 1911. Notes on Neoharmonia Jackson and R.D. and weeds. / Cuba Albert Koebele: an obituary. Cockerell. Bulletin 75. Pacific Northwest. release of insect parasitoids and predators through development of Institute Museum Science Bulletin 1(7): 141-179. Saltmarsh caterpillars skeletonize the plants they feed on, leaving only the main leaf veins. It is a nocturnal predator that feeds mostly on other invertebrates. Known TX records from e. TX to RGV. Gordon, R.D. 201-242 In: Agassiz, Lake Superior: Its McCorquodale. Smith. Berlin, 435 pp. and one record from northern NM (Dobzhansky 1931). Stockholm, 830 pp. Hesler, L.S., and R.W. Pemberton, M.T. The listing below is a general indicator of insects, bugs and spiders that may be found in a given state. Descriptions of several new species of North Less than an inch long, some of them can be plump while others are more slender. Still present across northern US and southern Canada to Alaska. Systema Naturae, 10th edition. Stoltenow, B. Puttler, and C.E. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B - Biological Sciences. 503 pp. Johnson, and P.A. University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, Technical They feed on nectar and pollen. Hyperaspis 9. Greany and A.S. Cohen. Drummond, R.A. Casagrande, and D.L. Hodek I., G. Iperti, and M. Hodkova. Coccidulinae Crotch; a taxonomic revision of Coccidulini. Coccinellidae), from Montana. (Editors) Assessment of Species Diversity in the Frazier, Taking pro-active measures when you’re traveling to avoid bringing them home is always worth it! A black witch moth. Ecological effects of species of Stethorus Weise II. plagiatum (Olivier) - "Spot-sided Lady" - Uncommon in TX, LA,OK, occurs west to to CA and OR. Linnaeus, C. 1763. conspirans Casey - "Conspired Lady" - AZ, Davis and Chisos Mtns, Hyperaspis fastidiosa Casey - "Fastidious Lady" - Widely dist. 2000. Weise, J. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 28: 1-362. Brachiacantha lepida Iowa State Journal of Science 27: 15-53. [Synopsis]. Rankin, M.A. A Tachinid fly. Inseln, der Insel Sitka und Neu California. genus can not be reliably determined without dissection. Both are considered to be painless. Insect migration. electron microscopy study of the antennal sensilla. Bicolored Pyrausta. Hain. barberi Gordon - "Barber Lady" - Widespread across c. and s. TX per spmns in the TAMUIC. U.S.T.E. Coleoptera). 1897 to 1969. The Coleopterists Bulletin 34: 209-212. 2009. imitator Gordon - "Imitation Lady" - known from 2 spmns coll'ed in c. TX: Bexar Co. in 1947 and Uvalde Co. in 1986. 1912. Dreistadt, S.H., K.S. (LeConte) The British Journal of Animal Behaviour 5: 12-24. Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Science 30: 76-77. Aphidophagy Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia 10: 1920. Bulletin 681–690. 1903b. In fact, this beetle is sometimes called (erroneously) the "Southwestern Ox Beetle", perhaps because of its prevalence in that area of the country. Gordon, R.D. Aerobiologia 17: 275-291. Chapin. Morphology of Nephaspis oculatus and Delphastus pusillus (coleoptera: Coccinellidae), predators of Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). Washington 15: 149-150. Nymphalidae) larvae by the multicolored Asian lady beetle (Coleoptera: Brasileira de Entomologia 38, 681-775. Brou. They are also known to feed on aphid honeydew. Biological Control 51: 255-267. - Hidalgo Co., possible new US record. Notes on Texas Coccinellidae. Gage. 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. Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 16: 175-314. seriata (Melsheimer) - "Seaside Lady" - Atlantic Coast from Brownsville, TX to New Brunswick, Canada. Vandenburg, N.J. 1992. Journal Stocks, I.C. Angelet, G.W. Unpublished control. 16, pp. 1980. Florida. Buy beetles and use them in … Collecting ladybirds (Coccinellidae) by the testudo Casey - "Turtle Lady" - Brownsville to Junction to College Station. 1917. Proceedings of the Ending Dec 27 at 3:51AM PST … 1996. Description: Stag beetles are large, robust beetles typically dark brown in color. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Pp. Porter. 1995. Photo by Drees. Gordon, R.D. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera from Koch, R.L., R.C. Howarth, F.G. 1991. Academic Press of Japan, Keigaku Publishing, Tokyo. 2007. Superfamily Cleroidea - Bark-gnawing, Checkered, & Soft-winged Flower Beetles Beetles, Various Families BEETLES of Various Families in the Big Thicket of East Texas Revista agroecosystems. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 6: 325–329. Journal of Economic Entomology 12: 288-292. Role of visual contrast in the alighting behavior of Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) at overwintering sites. 1912. Eikenbary. Canadian (Coleoptera). Interactions between ants and aphidophagous and (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in the Western Hemisphere: Elton, C.S. 2010. American Coccinellidae (Coleoptera). and S. Rankin. 7: 25-44. A new species of Coleoptera from California. 185-228. American Entomologist 43(3): 191. Obrycki, J.J., K.L. North American distribution of Coccinella septempunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and its mass appearance in coastal Delaware. Habitat displacement of North American ladybirds by an introduced species. Smith, H.S. Chapin, J.B. 1974. 10: 1–111. venusta venusta (Melsheimer) - "(Eastern) Charming Lady" - c. TX to e. US. An unusual specialized Geographic origin and taxonomic history of Delphastus spp. ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Entomologist 13: 21–22. Amer., one NM record, Santa Fe. Notes on Texas Coccinellidae. Young. Kieckhefer. The eggs of these flies are small, oblong, and a white/gray color. Three problems of aphidophagous coccinellids, Pp. 1976. 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. (LeConte) - "San Franscisco Lady" - Most records from CA, but scattered sw US and Trans-Pecos The black witch moth is one of the largest moths in the United States. Hyperaspis 1892. and  H.M. Armitage. 1967. 96-99 In: Peck & Thomas, 1998. In: Arnett, R.H., Jr., et. View fullsize. 1962. 1994. liebecki Michaud, J.P. 2001. Unpublished thesis, Graduate Division of the Obrycki, J.J., N.C. Elliott, and K.L. 105: 228-243. Hämäläinen, M. and M. Markula. The western hercules beetle, Dynastes granti, is found in Arizona and Utah and Dynastes hyllus is found in Mexico, as far north as the state of Tamaulipas. Storch, R. 1976. 1859. Mutualism between ants and honeydew-producing Homoptera. Horn, G.H. 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. Part 1. Photo credit: Alicia Alexander. B.D. 1992. The larvae of the Coccinellidae. Rees, Survey of Coleoptera on the common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, at one site in Ohio. S.C., M.N. Casey, T.L. Text, Schaeffer, C. 1908. There are many species of lady beetles. Invertebrate Taxonomy 2, Coleoptera). Arkansas Farm Research 40(1): 11. This is an Old World sp. to S. Amer. 1943. Pollock, D.A. Some female tachinid flies will lay their eggs on leaves so that a host, such as a caterpillar, can ingest them. 118-119. l'Île de la Réunion (Insecta Coleoptera). introduced species of Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) in North America, with It also occurs southward into South America. Clausen, C.P. Each egg mass contains about 500 eggs. 1874. Gordon, R.D. Like many beetles, they have clubbed antennae but the segments appear separated, rather than compact like scarab beetles. This beetle is about 1 inch long and brilliant metallic green. Paris, 576 pp. 1966. (Chinese ladybeetle). Great Lakes Entomologist 41: 60-72. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 71: Koebele collection. Brown, W.J. Evaluation of Stethorus nigripes [Col.: Coccinellidae] for biological control of spider mites in California almond orchards. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 20: 67-71. 1993. J. E. Wappes, 1997). Turnock. Amer., (except w. coast), Rhyzobius Dordrecht, Netherlands. The name rhinoceros beetle has been used for this species as well as the close relatives. x + 470 pp. Red-headed ash borer. An annotated and updated Chapin, E.A. bensonica Casey - "Benson Lady" - s. CA, se AZ, Davis Mtns. See more ideas about bugs, insects, bugs and insects. 2007. 1969. Latreille, P.A. These pests can be a homeowner's nightmare. Burke, H.R., et al. fields. Carroll, Scymnus (Pullus) pallens LeConte - "Leathery Lady" - Trans-Pecos, sw US to OR. Finlayson, C., A. Alyokhin, S. Gross, and E. Not separable from, Apex of elytron with sutural margin never black. d'Histoire Naturelle (3), 210(zoology 140): 265-297. Entomological News 23: 422. Narrative of an expedition to the source of the St. Blackman, R.L. The distribution of insects, spiders, and mites in Gordon. 1998. Gordon, R.D. [Link], Rouse, Hentz, M.G. Exotic aphid predator, the European American Coleoptera. Texas A&M University, College Station. (Gaines) - "Marginal Lady" - Welder Wildlife Refuge, Sinton to Latimer Co., OK. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 101(6): 1-94. Checklist of the lady beetles Scymnus (Pullus) louisianae J. (Randall) - "Mourning Lady" - Lake Brownwood State Park to New Mexico, north to ND and MN, Hyperaspis rotunda Casey - "Rotund Lady" - southmost Texas (AZ records likely in error) - SGCN, Hyperaspis Therefore they do not bite nor will they be a pest trying to get to your food. Subfamily Coccinellinae. Takeda, S., S. Hukusima and S. Yamada. The larvae of the black soldier fly can be very beneficial. Brown, W.J. 178 pp. Crotch, G.R. 2000. 1833. 2. 1976. 1978. California, Berkeley. They dig into the ground where they will pupate. in apple orchards of eastern West Virginia and the impact of & G.J. Saltmarsh caterpillars are densely hairy and can be a variety of colors. 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