Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


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Insecta Mundi 0268: 1–6 (2012)


Published in 2012 by Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc. P. O. Box 141874 Gainesville, FL 32614-1874 USA
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Abstract. Delphastus quinculus Gordon and Diomus seminulus (Mulsant) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) are reported for the first time feeding on eggs and first-instar nymphs of Crypticerya multicicatrices Kondo and Unruh (Hemiptera: Monophlebidae). Diagnosis and illustrations are provided for both species. Updated information on their biology, hosts and geographical distribution is also provided.

Resumen. Se reportan a Delphastus quinculus Gordon y Diomus seminulus (Mulsant) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) por primera vez como depredadores de huevos y ninfas del primer instar de Crypticerya multicicatrices Kondo and Unruh (Hemiptera: Monophlebidae). Las dos especies de coccinélidos se diagnostican y se ilustran en detalle. Se provee también información actualizada sobre sus biologías, hospederos y distribución geográfica.