Rodolia cardinalis ( Mulsant, 1850 ),

Romanowski, Jerzy, Ceryngier, Piotr, Větrovec, Jaroslav & Szawaryn, Karol, 2019, The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) from Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Zootaxa 4646 (1), pp. 101-123: 117

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4646.1.6

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CA768371-FEBE-4AFC-B242-496137AD018A

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scientific name

Rodolia cardinalis ( Mulsant, 1850 )
status

 

Rodolia cardinalis ( Mulsant, 1850) 

Vedalia cardinalis Mulsant 1850: 906  .

= Rodolia aegyptiaca Sicard 1907: 67  .

Material examined. Total of 66 specimens (55 adults, 11 larvae) collected mostly from C. equisetifolia  , Tamarix  sp., A. salicina  and Nicotiana glauca Graham  at 10 sites: Barranco de las Penitas (05.VIII.2017), Barranco de los Gutierres (25.III.2017)  , Caleta de Fuste (13.II.2017, 30.III.2017)  , Corralejo (30.IX.2016)  , Costa Calma (30. IX.2016, 08.II.2017, 10– 11.02.2017, 21–22.III.2017, 27.III.2017), Grandtarajal (03.VIII.2017)  , La Lajita (12. II.2017, 23.III.2017)  , La Pared (20.II.2016, 30.IX.2016, 26.III.2017, 05.VIII.2017, 07.VIII.2017)  , Marcos Sanches (23.III.2017)  , Montaña Cardon (23.III.2017)  and Tarajalejo (24.III.2017)  .

Distribution. This species, native to Australia, was first introduced to California for the control of Icerya  pur- chasi in citrus orchards ( Doutt 1964). Recognized as a very successful biological control agent, R. cardinalis  was used in many subsequent introductions, resulting in its wide distribution in warmer regions throughout the world ( Kovář 2007; Michaud 2012). The presence of R. cardinalis  on several Canarian islands, but not on Fuerteventura, was indicated by Oromí & Báez (2010).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Coccinellidae

Genus

Rodolia

Loc

Rodolia cardinalis ( Mulsant, 1850 )

Romanowski, Jerzy, Ceryngier, Piotr, Větrovec, Jaroslav & Szawaryn, Karol 2019
2019
Loc

Vedalia cardinalis

Mulsant, E. 1850: 906