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Mulsantina is a genus of ladybugs (family Coccinellidae), found in North and Central America.

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Mulsantina picta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Subfamily: Coccinellinae
Tribe: Coccinellini
Genus: Mulsantina
Weise, 1906

The genus was named by entomologist Julius Weise after Étienne Mulsant, who in 1846 and 1850 published monographs that were very important to the development of modern coccinellid taxonomy.[1] Mulsant had previously named this genus Cleis, but as this name was found be already in use, Weise renamed it in Mulsant's honor.[2]



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