Cycloneda ancoralis (Germar)

Turienzo, Paola & Iorio, Osvaldo Di, 2008, Insects found in birds’ nests from Argentina: Anumbius annumbi (Vieillot, 1817) (Aves: Furnariidae), Zootaxa 1871, pp. 1-55: 37

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.183966

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039B7163-FF99-FFC3-FF2A-BFC6126DFA11

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Plazi

scientific name

Cycloneda ancoralis (Germar)
status

 

Cycloneda ancoralis (Germar) 

Cycloneda ancoralis  is a very common species widely distributed across Argentina ( Bosq 1952; Viana & Williner 1974). In a recent revision of Brazilian species of Cycloneda  , its distribution includes Bolivia (Beni), Chile, Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay (Asunción), Argentina [(Buenos Aires (La Plata), Córdoba (Sauce de los Quevedos), La Pampa (Santa Rosa), Tucumán, Mendoza, Santa Fé (Rosario)], and Uruguay (Montevideo) (Araujo-Siqueira & de Almeida 2006). The species is an excellent biological control agent against aphids, especially Toxoptera graminum Rondani  ( Bosq 1952; Viana & Williner 1974). During the winter the adults seek refuge, forming large colonies and using them as shelters under the bark of trees of Eucalyptus  and “chañar” [ Geoffroea decorticans (Gillies ex Hook. & Arn.) Burkart  ], in parrots nests [ Myiopsitta monachus cotorra (Vieillot, 1817)  ], or under stones in hilly areas ( Viana & Williner 1978). The same hibernating behavior can be found in nests of A. annumbi  ( Table 2), but never under ritidomes of Eucalyptus  ( Table 3).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Coccinellidae

Genus

Cycloneda

Loc

Cycloneda ancoralis (Germar)

Turienzo, Paola & Iorio, Osvaldo Di 2008

2008
Loc

Myiopsitta monachus cotorra

Vieillot 1817

1817