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Hippodamia convergens (convergent lady beetle)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Hippodamia convergens, commonly known as the convergent lady beetle, is one of the most common lady beetles in North America and is found throughout the continent. Aphids form their main diet and they are used for the biological control of these pests.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Carlsbad Caverns National Park II 15448 New Mexico, United States

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Achillea distans subsp. distans (yarrow)[1]
Brevicoryne brassicae (Cabbage aphid)[1]
Chionaspis furfura (Harris's bark-louse)[2]
Lepidosaphes ulmi (apple oystershell scale)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Baeolophus bicolor (Tufted Titmouse)1
Chilocorus bipustulatus1
Chilocorus kuwanae1
Chilocorus stigma (twicestabbed lady beetle)1
Coccinella novemnotata (9-spotted ladybug)1
Coccinella trifasciata1
Microweisea misella1
Picoides pubescens (Downy Woodpecker)1

Predators

Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[3]
Anthus rubescens (Buff-bellied Pipit)[1]
Contopus sordidulus (Western Wood-Pewee)[1]
Empidonax alnorum (Alder Flycatcher)[1]
Empidonax difficilis (Pacific-slope Flycatcher)[1]
Petrochelidon pyrrhonota (Cliff Swallow)[1]
Sayornis nigricans (Black Phoebe)[1]
Sayornis saya (Say's Phoebe)[1]
Sialia currucoides (Mountain Bluebird)[1]
Sialia mexicana (Western Bluebird)[1]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[1]

Providers

Shelter 
Lonicera japonica (Chinese honeysuckle)[3]
Verbascum thapsus (great mullein)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Central Florida Zoological Park
Fort Worth Zoological Park

Distribution

Caribbean; Middle America; North America; Oceania; South America;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 2Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 3Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
Protected Areas provided by Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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