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1 September 2010 Sticholotis ruficeps Weise: New Synonymies and Description of Its Mature Larva (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Sticholotidini)
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The adult and larval stages of a scale insect predator, Sticholotis ruficeps Weise, 1902 are described and illustrated. Sticholotis madagassa Weise, 1909 and Mesopilo soufrierensis Duverger, 2001 are synonyms of S. ruficeps (new synonyms). S. ruficeps has been used in biocontrol programs against various scale insects and it is here recorded from USA (Hawaii), Guadeloupe, Madagascar, Mascarene and Mauritius (Réunion Islands), Singapore, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Australia (Christmas and Cocos-Keeling Islands) and Cook Islands.

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Hermes E. Escalona and Adam Ślipiński "Sticholotis ruficeps Weise: New Synonymies and Description of Its Mature Larva (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Sticholotidini)," Annales Zoologici 60(3), 309-318, (1 September 2010). https://doi.org/10.3161/000345410X535307
Received: 28 May 2010; Accepted: 1 August 2010; Published: 1 September 2010
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