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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: Microweiseinae
Tribus (4): Carinodulini – Madeirodulini – MicroweiseiniSerangiini

Overview of genera (25)

Allenius – †Baltosidis – Carinodula – Carinodulina – Carinodulinka – Catanella – Cathedrana – Coccidophilus – Delphastus – Gordoneus – Hong – Madeirodula – Microcapillata – Microfreudea – Microserangium – Microweisea – Nipus – Paracoelopterus – Paraphellus – Parasidis – Pharellus – Ruthmuelleria – Scymnomorphus – Serangium – Stictospilus
Name

Microweiseinae Leng, 1920
Synonyms

Scotoscymninae Duverger, 2003

References
Primary references

Leng, C.W. 1920. Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico. John D. Sherman, Jr., Mount Vernon, New York, x + 470 pp. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Escalona, H.E. & Ślipiński, A., 2012. Generic revision and phylogeny of Microweiseinae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Systematic entomology, 37(1): 125–171. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2011.00601.x Full text Reference page.
Seago, A.E., Giorgi, J.A., Li, J-H. & Ślipiński, A. 2011. Phylogeny, classification and evolution of ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) based on simultaneous analysis of molecular and morphological data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 60: 137–151. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.03.015 Paywall. Full text PDF Reference page.
Ślipiński, S.A. 2007. Australian ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Their biology and classification. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. ISBN 9780642568557. Google books (preview) Reference page.
Szawaryn, K., Větrovec, J. & Tomaszewska, W., 2020. A new tribe of the ladybird beetle subfamily Microweiseinae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) discovered on an island in the North Atlantic Ocean. Insects 11(367): 1-14. DOI: 10.3390/insects11060367 ResearchGate Reference page.

The Microweiseinae are a subfamily of Coccinellidae, the lady beetles. Members of the Microweiseinae subfamily are often found to have their head curved down, closely held against their ventral side. In comparison to common garden coccinellids, ladybugs, the Microweiseinae lack the important bright markings that serve as warnings to potential predators.
References

Escalona, H. E. and Ślipinski, A. (2012), Generic revision and phylogeny of Microweiseinae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Systematic Entomology, 37: 125–171. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2011.00601.x

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