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Species Hyperaspidius wolcotti - Wolcott's Lady Beetle

Hyperaspidius wolcotti
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 Hyperaspidius
Species wolcotti (Wolcott's Lady Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Hyperaspis wolcotti Nunemacher, 1911
Current: Hyperaspidius wolcotti (Nunemacher)
Explanation of Names
Patronym for Albert Burke Wolcott, who gave Nunemacher the type specimen.
Size
Length 2.0 to 2.6 mm
Width 1.4 to 1.8 mm (1)
Identification
Gordon's dorsal figures: The rounded, convex body form and dorsal color pattern will separate H. wolcotti from any species presently known from the same geographic area. (1)
Range
Map: KS-IA, IN (1), MN (per BG data)
Remarks
Type locality: Pine Barrens, Buffington, Indiana (1)
See Also
Most similar to H. hercules, but the distribution patterns are widely disjunct. (1)
Print References
Entomological News, v.22, p.73    Nunemacher's original description of the species
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.