Western Blood-Red Lady Beetle
( Cycloneda polita )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Cycloneda polita
(Casey ,1899 )
Common Name:Western Blood-Red Lady Beetle
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Coleoptera
Suborder:Polyphaga
Family:Coccinellidae
Genus:Cycloneda
Taxon Code:COL01589
ITIS/TSN:692581

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline, Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline, Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline, EBRPD, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CAEB330000
Open Space Location:Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline, EBRPD

RECOGNITION
Recognition
BugGuide.net: "Pronotum with pale yellow lateral "C" or almost a complete yellow ring(1), but not a separate yellow "spot""
Description
Pronotum with pale yellow lateral C or almost a complete yellow ring(1), but not a separate yellow spot
Similar Taxa
For the Cycloneda lady beetles, there are 3 species in the US and Canada: C. polita, C. munda, and C. sanguinea. They all have the pale curved markings on the pronotum, which can range from very shallow to completely enclosed. C. munda and C. polita can be distinguished by range on the East and West coasts (they may overlap in central and northwestern states). There's a C. polita with complete circles on the pronotum at the University of California's CalPhotos. Abigail M. Parker, 19 June, 2009

BIOLOGY

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Species Cycloneda polita - Western Blood-Red Lady Beetle. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/15623). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
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