First records of Hippodamia variegata (Goeze) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) for Iowa, U.S.A.

  • Hippodamia variegata (Goeze) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a Palearctic lady beetle that has become established in North America, is reported for the first time from the state of Iowa, U.S.A. The earliest specimen of H. variegata from Iowa was collected in 2009, with two subsequent specimens in 2012. Collection records of an advancing, non-native species like H. variegata are important for determining comparative rates of geographic spread across various regions and understanding its invasion dynamics.

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Author:Louis S. Hesler, M. J. Hatfield
Parent Title (English):Insecta mundi
Series (Serial Number):Insecta Mundi (617)
Publisher:Flora & Fauna Publ.
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Year of Completion:2018
Date of first Publication:2018/03/30
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2018/07/26
Tag:Lady beetles; geographic distribution; non-native species
Page Number:6
First Page:1
Last Page:3
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Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
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