Novius cardinalis (Mulsant, 1850)

Gonzalez, Guillermo, Cotoras, Darko D. & Grez, Audrey A., 2020, Annotated list of island lady beetles from Chile (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), Zootaxa 4852 (5), pp. 501-526: 510

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4852.5.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:47B2C796-76E1-40EF-A2B3-F587951CDA04

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4509441

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A087C4-096B-FFA1-2A86-5063FADEF9FE

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Novius cardinalis (Mulsant, 1850)
status

 

Novius cardinalis (Mulsant, 1850)   ( Fig 5f View FIGURE 5 ).

Examined material: 7 exx. “ Chile, Isla de Pascua, Hanga Roa, 30/3/2006, leg. J. Mondaca ” ( MNHN); 4 exx., same data, except by the dates “ 1/4/2006 ”, “ 16/4/2006 ” y “ 21/4/2006 ” ( MNHN)   .

Original reference: González (2008): “ Isla de Pascua”.

Comments: Species successfully introduced from Australia to USA in 1888 to control Icerya purchasi   ( Hemiptera   : Monophlebidae   ), a pest which was attacking the citrus plantations in California. This species has been historically assigned to the genus Rodolia Mulsant   , and has recently been assigned to Novius Mulsant   ( Kondo & González 2020, Pang et al. 2020). Currently present in all South America, in Chile introduced in 1931 ( Zúñiga 1985), with established populations between Arica and San Antonio (González 2006).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Coccinellidae

Genus

Novius