Description Of Pine Ladybirds Beetle, Exochomus Quadripustulatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera: Coccinelidae) From Kurdistan RegionIraq

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Dilzar H. Mawlud , Banaz S. Abdulla , Abbas M. Faraj and Nabeel A. Mawlood


Pine ladybirds beetle, Exochomus quadripustulatus (Linnaeus, 1758) is described in details from Kurdistan
Region-Iraq. The species is distinct by asymmetrical mandibles, a unidentate, apical part of right mandible with
single tooth, the molar area consist of single teeth, while the left mandible consists of two teeth. Terminal
maxillary palpomere axe shaped, 1.3 times as long as the 3rd palpomere. Antenna clavate shaped, consists of
10 antennomeres, 3
th gradually broadening, 10th antennomere small, triangular and partially embedded in
the 9
th antennomere. Forecoxae elongated, beak shaped. Elytra with two pairs of orange spots and the bigger
spots near humeral angle C-shaped. Aedeagus distinctly symmetrical in ventral view; parameres are parallel
longer than the penis. The diagnostic characters of the species were photographed. Localities, hosts and date
of collecting were recorded.

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