Hippodamia washingtoni Timberlake 1939

Coccinellidae, Coleoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

face view

dorsal view

Additional images: dorsal view of alternate elytral pattern ( small file , large file),ventral view (small file, large file), tarsus (small file, large file).


British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Washington (Gordon 1985).


5.4- 6.7 mm long, 3.2- 4.0 mm wide. Form elongate and oval. Elytral coloration variable, typically red or orange with black maculae. The mesepimeron is black and the head is shiny, which distinguish this species. 6 visible sterna. Middle and hind tibiae each with two tibial spurs. Tarsal claws cleft. Antennae with 11 segments.

Natural History

Considered a beneficial organism. Food source of H. washingtoni consists primarily of aphids.

Literature Cited

Gordon, R. D. 1985. The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America north of Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 93:1-912.

Page author:

Melissa Kmetz-Barrows. The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA

Date of this version: 20 January 2004.

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