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Genus Hyperaspis - Sigil Lady Beetles

Lady beetle from Arizona 10.07.03 - Hyperaspis taeniata Hyperaspis inflexa Casey - Hyperaspis inflexa Lady Beetle - Hyperaspis proba Coccinelidae, frontal - Hyperaspis undulata Hyperaspis - Hyperaspis trifurcata Hyperaspis pleuralis Casey - Hyperaspis pleuralis Hyperaspis cincta - female Hyperaspis octonotata Casey - Hyperaspis octonotata
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 Hyperaspidini (Helesius, Hyperaspidius, Hyperaspis, and Thalassa)
Genus Hyperaspis (Sigil Lady Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Hyperaspis Redtenbacher 1844
Our second largest coccinellid genus, with 94 spp. north of Mexico.(1)(2)
The following division into sections and groups is based on Gordon (1985)(2)

SECTION I: 11-segmented antennae (except 3 with 10-segmented in connectens group)
proba group
Hyperaspis rivularis Dobzhansky
tuckeri group
Hyperaspis tuckeri Casey
Hyperaspis leachi Nunenmacher
binotata group
Hyperaspis binotata (Say)
Hyperaspis haematosticta Fall
signata group
Hyperaspis pistillata Watson
Hyperaspis nigrosuturalis Blatchley
Hyperaspis conviva Casey
bigeminata group
Hyperaspis major Dobzhansky
Hyperaspis concavus Watson
Hyperaspis lewisi Crotch
Hyperaspis pinguis Casey
Hyperaspis excelsa Fall
Hyperaspis pluto Fall
Hyperaspis ornatella Gordon
Hyperaspis oculifera Casey
Hyperaspis chapini Dobzhansky
Hyperaspis deludens Gordon
Hyperaspis pratensis LeConte
Hyperaspis aemulator Casey
Hyperaspis revocans Casey
Hyperaspis triangulum Casey
Hyperaspis esclavium Dobzhansky
Hyperaspis uteana Gordon
Hyperaspis mckenziei Nutting
connectens group note: 10-segmented antennae
gemma group
longicoxitis group
Hyperaspis longicoxitis Nutting
SECTION II: 10-segmented antennae (but 3 species with 10-segmented are in Section I, connectens group)
significans group
Hyperaspis significans Casey
fimbriolata group
Hyperaspis sanctaeritae Dobzhansky
Hyperaspis fimbriolata Melsheimer
Hyperaspis limbalis Casey
Hyperaspis filiola Casey
Hyperaspis binaria Casey
Hyperaspis uniformis Casey
Hyperaspis psyche Casey
taeniata group
Hyperaspis disrupta Dobzhansky
Hyperaspis dissoluta dissoluta Crotch
nunenmacheri group
Hyperaspis nunenmacheri Casey
postica group
Hyperaspis senegalensis hottentota Mulsant
Hyperaspis simulatrix Dobzhansky
Hyperaspis arizonica Dobzhansky
Hyperaspis immaculata Hatch
Hyperaspis querquesi Nutting
Hyperaspis oregona Dobzhansky
disconotata group
undulata group
Hyperaspis borealis Dobzhansky
Hyperaspis spiculinota Fall
quadrivittata group
Hyperaspis brunnescens Dobzhansky
Hyperaspis moerens (LeConte)
Hyperaspis protensa Casey
Hyperaspis simulans Casey
Hyperaspis jasperensis Belicek
Hyperaspis species not assigned to groups
Round, oval, or oblong; highly convex (dome-shaped)
Bold markings, often colorful: black or dark brown with contrasting spots, stripes, wavy lines
Blue eyes

Covered with white waxy secretions

For an illustrated key covering most of the Northeastern species, see(3)
throughout N. Amer. and worldwide (1)
Aphids and scale insects; probably other small, soft-bodied insects as well(1)
See Also
Brachiacantha: similar in size, shape, and blue eyes, often with similar markings, but has tibial spur on forelegs:
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.
2.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.
3.Hyperaspis and Brachiacantha (Coleoptera:Coccinellidae):two poorly known genera of native lady beetles in the Maritime Provinces
C.G. Majka & S. Robinson. 2009. J. Acad. Entomol. Soc. 5: 3-11.