Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society: Vol. 76, No. 1, pp. 3846.

A List of the Lady Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of North Dakota with New Records from North Dakota and Minnesota

G. M. Fauske,a P. P. Tinerella,a and D. A. Ridera

aDepartment of Entomology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota 58105

ABSTRACT

A checklist of the 54 species of Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) known from North Dakota is presented including five new state records for North Dakota: Brachiacantha tau LeConte, Hyperaspidius wolcotti (Nunenmacher), Hyperaspis lateralis Mulsant, Hyperaspis proba (Say), and Harmonia axyridis (Pallas). Five new state records for Minnesota are also reported: the first two above listed species, with Brachiacantha decempustulata (Melsheimer), Hyperaspis inflexa Casey, and H. brunnescens Dobzhansky. The rapid spread of H. axyridis in North Dakota is noted.

Keywords: Coccinellidae, New Records, North Dakota, Minnestoa.

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