Submitted to: The Coleopterists Bulletin
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/24/2010
Publication Date: 2/9/2011
Citation: Hesler, L.S., Lundgren, J.G. 2011. Hippodamia variegata (Goeze) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Found in South Dakota. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 65(1):78-79.
Interpretive Summary: The article documents the colonization of the variegated lady beetles for the first time in the state of South Dakota, U.S.A. It also discusses possibilities for further research pursuant to this beetle.
Technical Abstract: Hippodamia variegata (Goeze) (Coleoptea: Coccinellidae), a Palearctic lady beetles established in North America, is reported for the first time from the state of South Dakota, U.S.A. Implications for biological control and future research are discussed.