Mulsantina is a genus of ladybugs (family Coccinellidae),[1] found in North and Central America and in the Caribbean (Haiti).[2]

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

The genus was named by entomologist Julius Weise after Étienne Mulsant,[1][2] who in 1846 and 1850 published monographs that were very important to the development of modern coccinellid taxonomy.[3] Mulsant had previously named this genus Cleis, but as this name was found to be already in use, Weise renamed it in Mulsant's honor.[2]


There are about nine species:[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c "Genus Mulsantina". Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d Chapin, Joan B. (1985). "Revision of the genus Mulsantina Weise (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)" (PDF). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 78 (3): 348–368. doi:10.1093/aesa/78.3.348.
  3. ^ Slipinski, Adam (2013). Australian Ladybird Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): Their biology and classification. CSIRO Publishing. p. 25. ISBN 978-0-643-10991-9.