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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Cucujoidea

Familia: Coccinellidae
Subfamilia: Coccinellinae
Tribus: Coccinellini
Genus: Adalia
Subgenera: A. (Adalia) – A. (Adaliomorpha)
Overview of species

A. angulifera – A. bipunctata – A. conglomerata – A. decempunctata – A. deficiens – A. fasciatopunctata – A. frigida – A. kuscheli – A. lenticula – A. puetzi – †A. subversa – A. testudinea – A. tetraspilota
Name

Adalia Mulsant, 1846
Synonyms

Idalia Mulsant, 1846 (preoccupied in Hübner, 1819) [junior homonym]
Adalia Mulsant, 1846 (replacement name for Idalia, Mulsant)
Arrowella Brèthes, 1925 (revised by Korschefsky, 1932)
Type species: Arrowella porteri Brèthes, by monotypy

Type species

Coccinella bipunctata Linnaeus, 1758 by subsequent designation of Crotch, 1874

Primary references

Mulsant 1846: H.N. Coléopt. France (Sécurip.), Addenda [p. 2].

cited sources

see: Mulsant, E., 1846 [44, Addenda et errata (2)]
see: Crotch, G.R., 1874 [99]
see: Brèthes, J., 1925 [44]

other references

see: Poorani, J., 2004 [14]
see: Ślipiński, S.A., 2007 [145] (diagnosis, distribution)

Links

Australian Faunal Directory
Ladybirds of Australia
Adalia Taxon details on Fauna Europaea
Adalia – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Zicha, Ondřej et al. Adalia – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).

Adalia is a genus of ladybugs in the family Coccinellidae. It contains only two species, A. bipunctata and A. decempunctata.[1][2]
Ecology and biogeography

Adalia bipunctata is present in Europe, Asia, North America and New Zealand.

The two species are predominantly aphidophagous, but also show cannibalism and predate other ladybirds.

Adalia species are subject to parasitism by male-killing bacteria: invasion of one insect species, A. bipunctata, by two different male-killing bacteria, phorid and degeerid flies, as well as sexually transmitted Coccipolipus hippodamiae mites.
See also

List of Coccinellidae genera and species

References
Wikispecies has information related to Adalia.

Catalogue of Life: 2009 Annual Checklist[permanent dead link]
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/immunology-and-microbiology/adalia

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