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Species Hyperaspis rivularis

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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 Hyperaspidini (Helesius, Hyperaspidius, Hyperaspis, and Thalassa)
Genus Hyperaspis (Sigil Lady Beetles)
Species rivularis (Hyperaspis rivularis)
Explanation of Names
Hyperaspis rivularis Dobzhansky, 1941
Numbers
Length 2.40 to 3.0 mm (1)
Identification
Gordon's figures - Color pattern as described for H. proba except elytron with single yellow or orange discal spot either round or elongate, often very large.
female pronotal pattern is like that of many species in the bigeminata group. (1)
Range
KY-MO-LA
ILLINOIS: "southern." KENTUCKY: type locality. MISSOURI: Cliffcave; St. Louis - Map (stars) (1)
plus ARKANSAS: Washington Co. (two spmns) (2). Gordon himself determined these spmns in 1976, but he failed to include them in his tome.
Dr. Robert Site reports: "We have six specimens from Missouri; five were identified by Curt Wingo in 1950 and one by Wilfred Craig in 197-something." (R. W. Sites, Enns Entomology Museum, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, pers. comm. to MAQ, 2018)
Dr. Chris Carlton reports: "The Louisiana State Arthropod Museum has two, one from Montgomery Co., AR, the other from Natchitoches Par., [LOUISIANA]." (C. Carlton, pers. comm. to MAQ, 2018)
Remarks
Type locality: Frankfort, Kentucky
Print References
Dobzhansky, T. 1941. Beetles of the genus Hyperaspis inhabiting the United States. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 101(6): 1-94.
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian
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.
2.A checklist of the Coccinellidae of Arkansas.
Rouse, E.P., and J.B. Chapin. 1976. Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Science 30: 76-77.