Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Coleomegilla maculata
(beetle, Spotted ladybird)



Coleomegilla maculata (beetle, Spotted ladybird)


  • Last modified
  • 25 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Coleomegilla maculata
  • Preferred Common Name
  • beetle, Spotted ladybird
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Coleomegilla maculata DeGeer

Preferred Common Name

  • beetle, Spotted ladybird

Other Scientific Names

  • Ceratomegilla maculata DeGeer
  • Ceratomegilla maculata lengi Timberlake
  • Coccinella maculata DeGeer
  • Coleomegilla floridana LENG
  • Coleomegilla fuscilabris
  • Coleomegilla lengi TIMB.
  • Coleomegilla maculata lengi Timberlake
  • Megilla maculata DeGeer

EPPO code

  • COLGFU (Coleomegilla maculata)
  • COLGMA (Coleomegilla maculata)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Coccinellidae
  •                             Genus: Coleomegilla
  •                                 Species: Coleomegilla maculata

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


JapanPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)


Federal Republic of YugoslaviaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
Serbia and MontenegroPresentCABI (Undated)

North America

BarbadosPresentSchotman (1989)
CanadaPresentCABI (Undated)
-OntarioPresentCABI (Undated)
-QuebecPresentCABI (Undated)
CuraçaoPresentSchotman (1989)
DominicaPresentSchotman (1989)
GrenadaPresentSchotman (1989)
HaitiPresentSchotman (1989)
JamaicaPresentSchotman (1989)
MexicoPresentSchotman (1989)
Trinidad and TobagoPresentSchotman (1989)
United StatesPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-AlabamaPresentCABI (Undated)
-ArkansasPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-DelawarePresentCABI (Undated)
-GeorgiaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-IndianaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-IowaPresentCABI (Undated)
-KansasPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-LouisianaPresentCABI (Undated)
-MarylandPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-MassachusettsPresentCABI (Undated)
-MichiganPresentCABI (Undated)
-MinnesotaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-MississippiPresentCABI (Undated)
-NebraskaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-New JerseyPresentCABI (Undated)
-New YorkPresentCABI (Undated)
-North CarolinaPresentCABI (Undated)
-OhioPresentCABI (Undated)
-PennsylvaniaPresentCABI (Undated)
-South CarolinaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-South DakotaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-TexasPresentCABI (Undated)
-VermontPresentCABI (Undated)
-VirginiaPresentCABI (Undated)
-WisconsinPresentCABI (Undated)

South America

ArgentinaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
BrazilPresentCABI (Undated)
-AlagoasPresentCABI (Undated)
-Sao PauloPresentCABI (Undated)
ChilePresentIntroducedCABI (Undated)Establishment uncertain
ColombiaPresentCABI (Undated)
GuyanaPresentSchotman (1989)
VenezuelaPresentSchotman (1989)

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Acyrthosiphon kondoiAdults/Nymphs
Acyrthosiphon pisumAdults/Adults/Nymphs/Nymphs
Aphis gossypii
Chrysomela scripta
Epilachna varivestis
Helicoverpa zea
Heliothis virescensEggs
Hypera postica
Leptinotarsa decemlineata
Metopolophium dirhodumAdults/Nymphs
Monellia caryellaAdults/Eggs/Nymphs
Monelliopsis pecanisEggs
Myzus persicaeAdults/Nymphs
Ostrinia nubilalisEggs/Larvae
Pyrrhalta luteola
Rhopalosiphum maidisAdults/Eggs/Nymphs
Rhopalosiphum padiAdults/Eggs/Nymphs
Schizaphis graminumAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Sitobion avenaeAdults/Nymphs
Thrips palmiLarvae

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