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Coccidula rufa

Coccidula rufa

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Superfamilia: Coccinelloidea

Familia: Coccinellidae
Subfamilia: Coccinellinae
Tribus: Coccidulini
Genus: Coccidula
Species: Coccidula rufa

Coccidula rufa (Herbst, 1783)
Original combination: Dermestes rufus Herbst, 1783: 22, Taf. XX Fig. 7.
Type locality: Berlin, Germany


Chrysomela pectoralis Fabricius, 1792: 328.
Silpha rosea Marsham, 1802: 123.
Coccidula conferta Reitter, 1890: 176.
Coccidula rufa var. unicolor Reitter, 1890: 176.
Coccidula rufa var. nigropunctata Reitter, 1900: 220.
Coccidula rufa var. plagiata Gerhardt, 1910: 556.

Primary references

Herbst, J.F.W. 1783. Kritisches Verzeichniß meiner Insektensammlung. Erste Klasse. Erste Abtheilung. Scarabaeus—Lagria. Archiv der Insectengeschichte 2(4): 1–128. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Reitter, E. 1890. Neue Coleopteren aus Europa und den angrenzenden Ländern und Sibirien, mit Bemerkungen über bekannte Arten. 10. Teil. Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift 1890(1): 165–176. BHL Reference page.
Szawaryn, K., Nedvěd, O., Biranvand, A., Czerwiński, T. & Nattier, R. 2021. Revision of the genus Coccidula Kugelann (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae). ZooKeys 1043: 61-85. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.1043.65829Open access Reference page.
[Beetles (Coleoptera) and Coleopterists]

Coccidula rufa is a species of beetle in family Coccinellidae. It is found in the Palearctic [2] The beetles are found throughout Europe except in the far north [3] North Africa and East across the Palearctic - Turkey, European Russia, the Caucasus, Siberia, the Russian Far East, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Transcaucasia, Kazakhstan, Middle Asia, Western Asia, Afghanistan, Mongolia.[4][5] They occur to an altitude of about 1000 meters.he preferred habitat is damp areas with swamp and water plants - slack and marshes, including peatlands but Coccidula rufa also occurs in dry biotopes (fields, meadows, sandy river banks, quarries, and gardens) [6] They eat aphids which they hunt on aquatic plants such as cane, reed, sedges, and gramineans in the genera Glyceria and Elymus They eat aphids which they hunt on the aquatic plants, especially Hyalopterus pruni which lives not only on Prunus species such as Prunus spinosa, but also on reeds ( Phragmites australis), Arundo donax and Molinia caerulea. Overwintering takes place in the reed.

Herbst, J. F. W. 1783-1784. Kritisches Verzeichniß meiner Insektensammlung. Archiv der Insectengeschichte 4 and 5: 1-72 (4), 73-151 (5), Taf. 19-23 (4), 24-30 (5). Zürich.
Joy, N 1932 A Practical Handbook of British Beetles
Fauna Europaea
N. B. Nikitsky and А. S. Ukrainsky, 2016 The Ladybird Beetles (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) of Moscow Province ISSN 0013-8738, Entomological Review, 2016, Vol. 96, No. 6, pp. 710–735 ISSN 0013-8738 online pdf
Fauna Europaea
Koch, K., Die Käfer Mitteleuropas, Ökologie. Vol. 2 (Goecke und Evers Verlag, Krefeld, 1989).

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