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Hyperaspis? - Hyperaspis - female

Hyperaspis? - Hyperaspis - Female
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
June 5, 2016
Size: 2 mm
Floating in pool

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Hyperaspis? - Hyperaspis - female Hyperaspis? - Hyperaspis - female

Moved from Lady Beetles.

Specimens with the basal lateral stripe, along with this pattern, usually end up being octonotata. One characteristic of that species is that the discal spot is notched, which makes it a bit heart-shaped. That matches what you have here.

Mike Quinn is your local expert, so you should run it by him for confirmation.

Thank you James!
I wish I would have obtained a clear lateral shot to help with the ID, but this was an extremely active beetle...

You can mark her as female too
Haha, you are too quick! Please see the edited comment. I can just tell from this view that it has the lateral markings so it is no worry.

I know what you mean. I handled several live Hyperaspis recently...

Yes, I will follow your advice
as Mike Quinn is without doubt the person who has documented the most beetle species in Texas.

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