Harmonia (beetle)

Harmonia is a genus of lady beetles belonging to the subfamily Coccinellinae.

Harmonia
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Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis
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Harmonia testudinaria
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Subfamily: Coccinellinae
Genus: Harmonia
Mulsant, 1846
Synonyms
  • Ballia Mulsant, 1853
  • Callineda Crotch, 1871
  • Leis Mulsant, 1850
  • Ptychanatis Crotch, 1874
  • Rhopaloneda Timberlake, 1943
  • Stictoleis Crotch, 1874

DescriptionEdit

The distinction of the individual species within the genus is often very difficult, and in some cases requires examination of the reproductive system. The coloring and drawing in the genus Harmonia are very variable, not only between species, but also within each species. The basic color of the elytra is usually red to orange with black spots. The patches can be linked together to form black bars. The species can reach a length of 3 to 7 mm. The rear edge of the pronotum is slightly curved. The antennae are a little shorter than the head and are composed of eleven segments. The three last segments are thickened at the tip and form a club.

List of speciesEdit

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