0398. Geographical distribution and phenotypic variation of Anovia punica Gordon (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Noviini), a predatory ladybeetle of fluted scales (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Monophlebidae).
AbstractThe ladybeetle Anovia sp. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Noviini), known as an important natural enemy of the Colombian fluted scale, Crypticeria muticicatrices Kondo and Gullan (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Monophlebidae) is here identified as A. punica Gordon, 1972, and reported for the first time from Peru. Here we provide information and illustrations of the great variation in color and dorsal patterns of A. punica found in Colombia and Peru.