Coccinellidae, Coleoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia
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.
Considered a beneficial organism. Food source of H. washingtoni consists primarily of aphids.
Gordon, R. D. 1985. The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America north of Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 93:1-912.
Melissa Kmetz-Barrows. The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 98505 USA
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