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Datasheet

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

Summary

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  • 11 October 2017
  • 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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Pictures

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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.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

ChinaPresent
-HubeiPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
-HunanPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
KazakhstanPresent
TurkeyPresent

North America

CanadaIntroduced, establishedGreathead and Greathead, 1992
-New BrunswickPresent
-Prince Edward IslandPresent
-QuebecPresentCAB Abstracts
USAIntroduced, establishedGreathead and Greathead, 1992
-MassachusettsPresentCAB Abstracts
-New HampshirePresentCAB Abstracts
-New JerseyPresentCAB Abstracts
-New YorkPresent
-PennsylvaniaPresent
-TexasPresent
-VermontPresentCAB Abstracts

Europe

BelarusPresent
BelgiumPresentCAB Abstracts
BulgariaPresentCAB Abstracts
Czechoslovakia (former)PresentCAB Abstracts
Former USSRPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
FrancePresentCAB Abstracts
GermanyPresent
GreecePresent
HungaryPresentCAB Abstracts
IrelandPresent
ItalyPresent
LithuaniaPresent
MoldovaPresent
PolandPresentCAB Abstracts
RomaniaPresent
Russian FederationPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
-Russian Far EastPresent
SerbiaPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
UKPresentCAB Abstracts
UkrainePresent
Yugoslavia (former)PresentCAB Abstracts
Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)PresentCAB Abstracts

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Acyrthosiphon pisumAdults/Nymphs
Aphis fabaeAdults/Nymphs
Aphis gossypiiAdults/Nymphs
Brachycaudus helichrysiAdults/Nymphs
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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