Check List 14(1): 77-80, doi: 10.15560/14.1.77
First record of Cheilomenes sexmaculata (Fabricius, 1781) (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) from Colombia
expand article infoJosé Ramírez, Guillermo González§, Yuly Sánchez|
‡ Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia§ Unaffiliated, Santiago, Chile| Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla , Colombia
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The ladybird Cheilomenes sexmaculata is reported for the first time from Colombia. Previously, this species was recorded in Asia and Australia, then introduced to South America and reported from countries such as Chile, Ecuador, Perú, and Venezuela, where it is used for biological control.
Ladybird beetle; citrus crops; range extension; Neotropics