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Propylea quatuordecimpunctata
(fourteen-spot lady beetle (USA))

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Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (fourteen-spot lady beetle (USA))

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Propylea quatuordecimpunctata
  • Preferred Common Name
  • fourteen-spot lady beetle (USA)
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (fourteen-spot lady beetle (USA)); adults, ca.5mm-long, lady beetles searching for aphids on a fava bean leaf. USA. Scientists believe the beetles might be helpful in controlling Russian wheat aphids that now infest several Great Plains and Western states.
TitleAdults
CaptionPropylea quatuordecimpunctata (fourteen-spot lady beetle (USA)); adults, ca.5mm-long, lady beetles searching for aphids on a fava bean leaf. USA. Scientists believe the beetles might be helpful in controlling Russian wheat aphids that now infest several Great Plains and Western states.
CopyrightPublic Domain - released by the USDA-ARS/original image by Scott Bauer
Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (fourteen-spot lady beetle (USA)); adults, ca.5mm-long, lady beetles searching for aphids on a fava bean leaf. USA. Scientists believe the beetles might be helpful in controlling Russian wheat aphids that now infest several Great Plains and Western states.
AdultsPropylea quatuordecimpunctata (fourteen-spot lady beetle (USA)); adults, ca.5mm-long, lady beetles searching for aphids on a fava bean leaf. USA. Scientists believe the beetles might be helpful in controlling Russian wheat aphids that now infest several Great Plains and Western states.Public Domain - released by the USDA-ARS/original image by Scott Bauer

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Propylea quatuordecimpunctata L., 1758

Preferred Common Name

  • fourteen-spot lady beetle (USA)

Other Scientific Names

  • Calvia quattuordecimguttata (Linnaeus)
  • Harmonia quatuordecimpunctata
  • Propylaea quatuordecimpunctata

International Common Names

  • English: fourteen-spot ladybird (UK)

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: fjortenprikket mariehone
  • Germany: Marienkäfer, 14-punktiger; Marienkäfer, Vierzehnpunktiger
  • Netherlands: veertienstippelig lieveheersbeestje
  • Sweden: fjortonprickig nyckelpiga

EPPO code

  • PROLQU (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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: 25 Feb 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Asia

ChinaPresent
-HubeiPresent
-HunanPresent
KazakhstanPresent
TurkeyPresent

Europe

BelarusPresent
BelgiumPresent
BulgariaPresent
CzechiaPresent
CzechoslovakiaPresent
Federal Republic of YugoslaviaPresent
Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsPresent
FrancePresent
GermanyPresent
GreecePresent
HungaryPresent
IrelandPresent
ItalyPresent
LithuaniaPresent
MoldovaPresent
PolandPresent
RomaniaPresent
RussiaPresent
-Russian Far EastPresent
SerbiaPresent
Serbia and MontenegroPresent
UkrainePresent
United KingdomPresent

North America

CanadaPresentIntroducedEstablished
-New BrunswickPresent
-Prince Edward IslandPresent
-QuebecPresent
United StatesPresentIntroducedEstablished
-MassachusettsPresent
-New HampshirePresent
-New JerseyPresent
-New YorkPresent
-PennsylvaniaPresent
-TexasPresent
-VermontPresent

Natural enemy of

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Cacopsylla maliAdults/Nymphs
Cacopsylla pyriAdults/Nymphs
DimorphopterusAdults/Nymphs
Diuraphis noxiaAdults/Adults/Nymphs/Nymphs
Dysaphis plantagineaAdults/Nymphs
Hyadaphis tataricaeAdults/Nymphs
Hyalopterus pruni
Macrosiphum albifronsAdults/Nymphs
Mamestra brassicae
Metopolophium dirhodumAdults/Nymphs
Metopolophium festucaeAdults/Nymphs
Myzus persicaeAdults/Nymphs
Ostrinia nubilalis
Phloeomyzus passeriniiAdults/Larvae
Phorodon humuli
Prociphilus tesselatusAdults/Nymphs
Rhopalosiphum insertumAdults/Nymphs
Rhopalosiphum maidisAdults/Nymphs
Rhopalosiphum padiAdults/Nymphs
Schizaphis graminumAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Sitobion avenaeAdults/Adults/Nymphs/Nymphs
Trialeurodes vaporariorumAdults/Nymphs

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