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Species Hyperaspidius vittigerus

Hyperaspidius vittigerus Hyperaspidius vittigerus (LeConte) - Hyperaspidius vittigerus
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 vittigerus (Hyperaspidius vittigerus)
Other Common Names
Vittate Ladybug (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hyperaspidius vittigerus (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Hyperaspis vittigera LeConte 1852
Explanation of Names
vittigera (L). 'band bearing'
Length 1.5 to 2.1 mm (2)
Map: NM-ND-AB-ID (2), most commonly collected member of the genus in Alberta (if correctly identified) (1)
Type locality: "Missouri Territory" (2)
See Also
The key characters and the differences in male genitalia are the only characteristics Gordon (1985) could find to distinguish H. vittigerus from H. hercules (see comments under H. hercules). (2)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1852. Remarks upon the Coccinellidae of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 6: 129-145. (p. 133)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Ladybugs of Alberta
John Acorn. 2007. University of Alberta Press, 169 pages.
2.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.