Orynipus kuscheli Hofmann, 1972

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: 513-514

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Orynipus kuscheli Hofmann, 1972


Orynipus kuscheli Hofmann, 1972   ( Fig 4h View FIGURE 4 ).

Examined material: 1 ex. “ Chile, Isla Mocha, 22-26 III-2017, leg. F. Campodónico” ( CALH).

Original reference: First record of this species for Isla Mocha.

Comments: Common species in the Valdivian forest. In Chile it is distributed between the provinces of Ñuble and Magallanes; in Argentina, it is found in the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego (González 2006).

Summary: This is the first report of Coccinellidae   species in the island. They are also present on the mainland in the adjacent province of Arauco, which has similar vegetation with the island. Therefore, other species from this area are predicted to be also present on the island.