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Genus Hyperaspidius

Hyperaspidius Hyperaspidius comparatus male, anterior - Hyperaspidius comparatus - male Hyperaspidius Hyperaspidius Hyperaspidius - female Hyperaspidius marginatus (Gaines) - Hyperaspidius marginatus Hyperaspidius? - Hyperaspidius Hyperaspidius tristis? - Hyperaspidius
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)
Subfamily Scymninae
Tribe Hyperaspidini (Helesius, Hyperaspidius, Hyperaspis, and Thalassa)
Genus Hyperaspidius
Explanation of Names
Hyperaspidius Crotch 1873
Numbers
26 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Identification
Oval or oblong; Usually black or brown, often with bold markings
Range
generally dist. around N. Amer. (1)
Food
predators of scale insects and mealybugs (1)
Print References
Crotch, G. R. 1873. Revision of the Coccinellidae of the United States. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 4: 363-382. (p. 382)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.