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8 January 2020 New Records of Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) from the Central United States
Louis S. Hesler, Mathew L. Brust
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New geographical records of zoological species are often discovered through processing undetermined specimens. Here, new records of five native species of lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) are reported for the central United States based on processing previously undetermined material from entomological collections: Cephaloscymnus laevis Gordon, Hyperaspidius insignis Casey, Hyperaspis punctata LeConte, Hippodamia apicalis Casey, and Anatis lecontei Casey. The new record for C. laevis represents a considerable range extension northward, whereas records for the other four species denote relatively minor geographic range extensions. These findings support the notion that systematic processing of undetermined collection material will yield new insights into the geographic ranges of various zoological species and improve understanding of biodiversity.

© 2019 Kansas Entomological Society
Louis S. Hesler and Mathew L. Brust "New Records of Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) from the Central United States," Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 92(2), 488-491, (8 January 2020).
Received: 14 March 2019; Accepted: 12 June 2019; Published: 8 January 2020
Entomological collections
faunal distribution lists
lady beetles
Native species
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