Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


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Insecta Mundi 0398: 1–6


Published in 2014 by Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc. P.O. Box 141874 Gainesville, FL 32614-1874 USA

Copyright held by Guillermo González F. and Takumasa Kondo. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons, Attribution Non-Commercial License.


The ladybeetle Anovia sp. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Noviini), known as an important natural enemy of the Colombian fluted scale, Crypticeria muticicatrices Kondo and Gullan (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Monophlebidae) is here identified as A. punica Gordon, 1972, and reported for the first time from Peru. Here we provide information and illustrations of the great variation in color and dorsal patterns of A. punica found in Colombia and Peru.