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Peer-Review Article

Abstract

The coccinellid Hippodamia variegata (Goeze) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is a relatively recent addition to the North American coccinellid fauna. This species was first reported in 1984 near Montreal, Quebec (Gordon 1987). Since then, its range has expanded beyond northeastern North America with the newest records in the midwestern United States, including Michigan (Gardiner and Parson 2005), Ohio (Pavuk et al. 2007), Wisconsin (Williams and Young 2009), and most recently South Dakota (Hesler and Lundgren 2011). Here we provide the first records of H. variegata in Minnesota. In addition, our records further define the movement pattern of this beetle across the Midwest by documenting its presence in the gap between Wisconsin and South Dakota.

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