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Genus Gnathoweisea

Gnathoweisea sp. - Gnathoweisea Gnathoweisea sp., prob. texana Gordon - Gnathoweisea texana
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 Sticholotidinae
Tribe Microweiseini
Genus Gnathoweisea
Explanation of Names
Julius Weise (1844–1925), was a German entomologist. He specialized in Coleoptera, especially Chrysomelidae and Coccinellidae, and was one of the first entomologists to use genitalia to identify and classify species.
Numbers
6 spp. in the genus, all in our area(1)
Range
restricted to sw. US (TX-NV-CA)(1)
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.