Nebulous Lady Beetle - Scymnus nebulosus |

Adult. Long Beach
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Nebulous Lady Beetle (Scymnus nebulosus)

Arthropoda > Insecta > Coleoptera > Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Coccinellidae

One of many species of Scymnus that occur in California, this is a small (2-2.5mm) pubescent light reddish-brown species with irregular dark markings on the elytra and a dark median area of the pronotum. The species ranges from throughout California north to BC, including San Miguel, Santa Cruz, and Catalina Islands.

1. California Beetle Project at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2. Robert D. Gordon. 1985. The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
3. Robert D. Gordon. 1976. The Scymnini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of the United States & Canada: Key to genera and revision of Scymnus, Nephus, & Diomus

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