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Research Project: Productive Cropping Systems Based on Ecological Principles of Pest Management

Location: Integrated Cropping Systems Research

Title: First record of Hippodamia variegata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Illinois, U.S.A., and relation to its other Midwestern collection records

Author
item Hesler, Louis
item Lundgren, Jonathan - Former ARS Employee

Submitted to: Great Lakes Entomologist
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/10/2017
Publication Date: 9/12/2017
Citation: Hesler, L.S., Lundgren, J.G. 2017. First record of Hippodamia variegata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Illinois, U.S.A., and relation to its other Midwestern collection records. Great Lakes Entomologist. 50:43-45.

Interpretive Summary: The variegated lady beetle is native to North Africa and Eurasia. It was first discovered North America near Montreal, Canada, in 1987. Subsequent records of variegated lady beetles have occurred over a gradually expanding area radiating from the initial detection site, as well as a separate record from British Columbia. Here, we report the first Illinois specimen of variegated lady beetle, which was collected in 2004, and relate it to previous reports of variegated lady beetles in North America.

Technical Abstract: Hippodamia variegata (Goeze) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is an Afro-Eurasian lady beetle that was first discovered North America near Montreal, Canada, in 1987. Subsequent records of H. variegata have occurred over a gradually expanding area radiating from the initial detection site and also include a disjunct record from British Columbia. Here, we report the first Illinois specimen of H. variegata, collected in 2004, and discuss this in relation to previous reports of H. variegata in North America.