Cardinal ladybird Rodolia cardinalis, copyright Katja Schulz.

Belongs within: Coccinellidae.

The Noviini are a cosmopolitan group of densely hairy ladybird beetles, most diverse in the Old World tropics (Ślipiński 2007).

Characters (from Ślipiński 2007): Body oval or elongate-oval, dorsum densely hairy. Head broad; eyes large, setose, broadly separated on vertex. Antenna seven- or eight-segmented, distinctly shorter than head capsule, scape enlarged, antennal club indistinct and serrate. Terminal maxillary palpomere large and strongly securiform; labial palps two-segmented. Prothoracic hypomeron without fovea near anterior angles; prosternum very short in front of coxae; prosternal process very narrow and setose without distinct carinae. Elytral epipleuron complete, not foveate. Protibia angulate externally. Tibia spurs absent; tarsi three-segmented. Abdominal postcoxal line recurved and complete. Larva covered by waxy secretion. Dorsal and lateral surfaces with small sclerites and nipple-shaped setose strumae. Head without epicranial stem, frontal arms variable. Antenna one- or two-segmented. Mandible unidentate apically. Ventral mouth parts fused at base into solid plate with lateral extensions encompassing labial palps. Maxillary palp two-segmented. Abdominal segments 1–8 with gland openings on intersegmental membranes. Pupa almost entirely enclosed in last larval skin.

<==Noviini S07
    |--Novius Mulsant 1850 S07
    `--Rodolia Mulsant 1850 [incl. Eurodolia Weise 1895] S07
         |--*R. ruficollis Mulsant 1850 S07
         |--R. bella (Blackburn 1889) [=Novius bellus] S07
         |--R. cardinalis (Mulsant 1850) [=Vedalia cardinalis, Eurodolia cardinalis] S07
         |--R. discoidalis (Blackburn 1895) [=Novius discoidalis] S07
         |--R. immaculata (Lea 1902) [=Novius immaculatus] S07
         |--R. koebelei (Coquillet 1893) [=Novius koebelei] S07
         |--R. limbata (Blackburn 1895) [=Novius limbatus] S07
         |--R. lindi (Blackburn 1889) [=Novius lindi] S07
         |--R. rubra (Blackburn 1889) [=Novius ruber] S07
         |--R. sanguinolenta (Mulsant 1850) [=Novius sanguinolentus] S07
         |--R. severini (Weise 1895) [=*Eurodolia severini] S07
         |--R. simplicipennis (Blackburn 1895) [=Novius simplicipennis] S07
         |--R. tridens (Lea 1902) [=Novius tridens] S07
         `--R. tripustulata (Blackburn 1895) [=Novius tripustulatus] S07

*Type species of generic name indicated


[S07] Ślipiński, A. 2007. Australian Ladybird Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): Their biology and classification. Australian Biological Resources Study: Canberra.

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