Stethorus punctillum

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Stethorus punctillum
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Stethorus
S. punctillum
Binomial name
Stethorus punctillum
(Weise, 1891)

Stethorus punctillum, known generally as the lesser mite destroyer or spider mite destroyer, is a species of lady beetle in the family Coccinellidae.[1][2][3][4] It is found in Africa, Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China), North America, and Southern Asia.[1]

Lesser mite destroyer, Stethorus punctillum


  1. ^ a b "Stethorus punctillum Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  2. ^ "Stethorus punctillum species details". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  3. ^ "Stethorus punctillum". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  4. ^ "Stethorus punctillum Species Information". Retrieved 2018-05-02.

Further reading[edit]

  • Arnett, R.H. Jr.; Thomas, M. C.; Skelley, P. E.; Frank, J. H., eds. (2002). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0849309540.
  • Casey, Thomas L. (1908). "Notes on the Coccinellidae". The Canadian Entomologist. 40 (11): 393–421.
  • Gordon, Robert D. (1985). "The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico". Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 93 (1): 1–912. ISSN 0028-7199.
  • Gordon, Robert; Vandenberg, Natalia (1991). "Field guide to recently introduced species of Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) in North America". Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington.
  • LeConte, J.L. (1861). Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 3. Smithsonian Institution. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38459. ISBN 0665100558.
  • Vandenberg, Natalia J. (2002). Arnett, Ross H. Jr.; Thomas, M.C.; Skelley, P.E.; Frank, J.H. (eds.). Family 93; Coccinellidae Latreille 1807. American Beetles. 2: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. pp. 371–389. ISBN 0-8493-0954-9.
  • White, Richard E. (1998) [1983]. A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America (Peterson Field Guides). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 0395910897.

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