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Species Diomus texanus

Diomus texanus Gordon - Diomus texanus Diomus texanus Gordon - Diomus texanus
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 Diomini
Genus Diomus
Species texanus (Diomus texanus)
Explanation of Names
Diomus texanus Gordon, 1976
Size
1.64-1.82 mm (1)
Identification
external appearance distinctive (1)
PARATYPE
Range
w. TX - Map (Brewster Co.: Big Bend Nat'l Pk: Chisos Basin and Green Gulch, 5300 ft.; Jeff Davis Co.: Ft. Davis) (1)(2)
Habitat
coll'ed beating grey oak (Quercus grisea) and mesquite (Prosopus glandulosa) (1) (both trees occur fairly widely across the sw US)
Season
May (based on 3 spmns) (1)
See Also
not closely related to any other sp. of N. Amer. Diomus sp. (1)
Print References
Gordon, R.D. 1976. The Scymnini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of the United States and Canada: Key to genera and revision of Scymnus, Nephus, and Diomus. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 28: 1-362. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Scymnini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of the United States & Canada: Key to genera and revision of Scymnus, Nephus, & Diomus
Robert D. Gordon. 1976. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Buffalo, NY, Vol 28.
2.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.