Anegleis cardoni

Anegleis cardoni

Anegleis cardoni (Weise, 1892) is an average-sized ladybird beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
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Naming

The species was originally described as Verania cardoni Weise, 1892 and has subsequently been placed in the genera Coelophora by Gorham and in Micraspis by Timberlake.
Later it was designated the type species for the newly erected genus Anegleis Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1982.

Distribution

Anegleis cardoni is known from India (KE; TN; MP; UP; KA; BI;), Goa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (Poorani, 2004)

Food

The beetles and larvae are known to feed on various species of whitefly, scale insects and aphids, such as (but not exclusively) Brevicoryne brassicae, Macrosiphum miscanthi, Macrosiphum pisi, Aphis gossypii, Aphis craccivora, Lipaphis erysimi and others. This wide spectrum of prey makes it an interesting candidate for a biocontrol agent.

References:

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Poorani, J. (2004) An Annotated Checklist of the Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of the Indian Subregion.
http://www.angelfire.com/bug2/j_poorani/checklist.pdf

Omkar & Kumar (2013) Responses of an Aphidophagous Ladybird Beetle, Anegleis Cardoni, to Varying Densities of Aphis gossypii. - Journal of Insect Science 13(24), pp.1-12.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/254259078_Responses_of_an_Aphidophagous_Ladybird_Beetle_Anegleis_Cardoni_to_Varying_Densities_of_Aphis_gossypii
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyCoccinellidae
GenusAnegleis
SpeciesAnegleis cardoni
Photographed in
India