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Notes on Texas Coccinellidae.
By Gaines, J.C.
Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 28(5): 211-215., 1933
Cite: 1015645 with citation markup [cite:1015645]
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Gaines, J.C. 1933. Notes on Texas Coccinellidae. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 28(5): 211-215.

"The following is a list of Coccinellids collected principally by the writer in the vicinity of College Station and in Hidalgo county, Texas, during 1930, 1931, and 1932. Notes, as far as possible, are given on the habitat, host, and the date that each species was collected. Of the 64 species and varieties listed herein, 19 have not been heretofore reported from this state. The writer is indebted to Dr. E. A. Chapin for determining some of the species of Hyperaspis and Scymnus."
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Related publication:

Gaines, J.C. 1933. Notes on Coccinellidae with a description of a new subspecies (Coleoptera). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 41: 263-264.

Hyperaspidius marginatus (Gaines)
Orig. Comb: Hyperaspis fimbriolata marginatus Gaines, 1933

collected via 'weed' sweepings at College Station, TX
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Horace R. Burke, et al. (1997) Obituary: Jake C. Gaines (1903-1996). American Entomologist 43(3): 191.

1925 - B.S. degree in agricultural science from (now) Auburn University
1926 - M.S. degree in entomology from (now) Auburn University
1937 - Ph.D. degree in entomology from Iowa State College (now University)

In late 1952, Gaines was appointed head of the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M and served in that position until 1967.

Early in his career, Gaines became interested in coccinellids and developed considerable taxonomic expertise in the group. Although he published little on these beetles, he collected them extensively, even during his military service overseas.