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Species Nephus timberlakei

Nephus (Scymnobius) timberlakei Gordon - Nephus timberlakei
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 Scymnini (Dusky Lady Beetles)
Genus Nephus
Species timberlakei (Nephus timberlakei)
Explanation of Names
Nephus (Scymnobius) timberlakei Gordon, 1985
Gordon named this species for P. H. Timberlake who first identified it as an undescribed species, in recognition of his fine work in the Coccinellidae. (1)
Size
Length 1.6 to 2.0 mm (1)
Identification
Color brownish red, elytron dark brown in basal l/2, dark brown area blended into brownish red of apical area - Gordo's figures (1)
Range
4 spmns from Brownsville, plus one from San Angelo (c. TX) (1)(BG data)
Remarks
Type series, 4 spmns from Brownsville, TX. No males were available for study, so the genitalic affinities remain unknown. (1)
See Also
This species most closely resembles N. intrusus, but N. timberlakei is larger and has the elytron [slightly] bicolored. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.