First report of Hippodamia variegata (Goeze 1777) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Peru. The first record of Hippodamia variegata (Goeze 1777) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Peru is reported, which also constitutes the highest record of the species. This introduced species is already established in the rest of the continent, but its presence in Peru is confirmed in this contribution. A distribution map and a key to distinguish the two species of this genus present in Peru are presented.
free text keywords: Especies introducidas, coccinellidae, coleoptera, Control biológico, Hippodamia, Hippodamia variegeta, biological control, Peru, Zoología, Ornitología, Entomología, Ciencias Biológicas del Comportamiento, Andes