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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: PEST BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY, AND INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Location: North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory

Title: An Annotated and Updated Species List of the Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of South Dakota

Authors
item Hesler, Louis
item Kieckhefer, Robert

Submitted to: The Coleopterists Bulletin
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: June 25, 2008
Publication Date: October 16, 2008
Citation: Hesler, L.S., Kieckhefer, R.W. 2008. An Annotated and Updated Species List of the Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of South Dakota. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 62:443-454.

Interpretive Summary: An updated checklist of 79 species of lady beetles for South Dakota is presented. The list represents a net increase in the state checklist from a previously published list of 66 types of lady beetles, and it also includes names changes that have occurred since the earlier publication. Thirteen species have been added to the list as new state records. Two specimens of the seven-spotted lady beetle collected in 1978 represent a new, earlier state record of this species from South Dakota. Eight other species were added after reviewing previously published species records and faunal distribution maps. Several entries were deleted from the list based on changes in taxonomy. Four others were deleted because of dubious collection records, and one because of misidentification. Comments on recent collection records for adventive and declining native species of coccinellids are also presented. One transverse lady beetle collected in 2006 represents the only known specimen of this species curated since 1979, and one of a few individuals recorded in South Dakota since its abundance began declining in the late 1980s.

Technical Abstract: An updated list of 79 species of Coccinellidae for South Dakota is presented. The list represents a net increase in the state coccinellid fauna from a previously published list of 66 species and subspecific taxa, and it also includes nomenclatural updates. Thirteen species have been added to the list as new state records: Didion punctatum (Melsheimer), Didion nanum (LeConte), Scymnus paracanus linearis Gordon, Scymnus fraternus LeConte, Hyperaspis inflexa Casey, Hyperaspis lugubris (Randall), Hyperaspis troglodytes Mulsant, Hyperaspis brunnescens Dobzhansky, Hyperaspis quadrivittata LeConte, Brachiacantha decempustulata (Melsheimer), Brumoides septentrionis septentrionis (Weise), Hippodamia expurgata Casey, and Hippodamia sinuata crotchi Casey. Two specimens of Coccinella septempunctata L., collected in 1978 represent a new state record of this species from South Dakota. Eight other species were added after reviewing previously published species records and faunal distribution maps. Several entries were deleted from the list based on synonymies. Four others were deleted because of dubious collection records, and one because of misidentification. Comments on recent collection records for adventive and declining native species of coccinellids are also presented. One C. transversoguttata richardsoni Brown from 2006 represents the only known specimen of this species curated since 1979, and one of a few individuals recorded in South Dakota since abundance declined after establishment of C. septempunctata.

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