A guide to ladybirds of Osaka.

Mini-guide series No. 16, Osaka Museum of Natural History. 39pp + 8 color pls.

By Shigehiko Shiyake (March, 1999)

Thirty nine ladybird species (more than 3 mm) distributed in Osaka Prefecture are introduced, with the diagnose, biological notes, habitats and localities for each species. An illustration key is provided in 8 color plates to give assistance to beginners.

Coloration patterns of Harmonia axyridis (PALLAS) on the cover.

Table. Coccinellid species treated in the booklet (39 species).
Amida tricolor
Phymatosternus lewisii
Chilocorus rubidus
Chilocorus mikado
Chilocorus kuwanae
Brumoides ohtai (invader)
Rodolia limbata
Rodolia rufocincta
Rodolia concolor
Rodolia cardinalis (introduced)
Hippodamia tredecimpunctata
Anisosticta kobensis
Adalia bipunctata (invader)
Coccinella ainu
Coccinella septempunctata
Coccinula crotchi
Oenopia hirayamai
Oenopia scalaris
Propylea japonica
Calvia decimguttata
Calvia quatuordecimguttata
Calvia muiri
Calvia quindecimguttata
Sospita oblongoguttata
Anatis halonis
Micraspis kiotoensis
Micraspis satoi
Harmonia axyridis
Harmonia yedoensis
Cheilomenes sexmaculata
Callicaria superba
Aiolacaria hexaspilota
Illeis koebelei
Vibidia duodecimguttata
Psyllobora vigintimaculata (invader)
Epilachna vigintioctpunctata
Epilachna vigintioctmaculata
Epilachna niponica
Epilachna admirabilis