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Hyperaspis bigeminata (Randall) - Hyperaspis bigeminata

Hyperaspis bigeminata (Randall) - Hyperaspis bigeminata
Village of San Leanna (south Austin), Travis County, Texas, USA
July 21, 2008
Size: ~4mm
Det. Tim Moyer, 2008

at UV lights in a small mesic patch

H. bigeminata
using Gordon's ref., this one keys rather certainly to H. bigeminata (Randall). "The apical position of the spot on the elytron is usually sufficient to distinguish H. bigeminata from similar appearing species of Hyperaspis"(1). Although widely distributed throughout the east and south, your location appears to be on the western edge.

The (inexpert) voice of experience speaks...
Please provide a length estimate.

Nice shot, BTW.

Here's Mike's
ruler . We estimate 5.6mm

Yeah, I'll go ~5.5mm
I added in the 4mm measurement above, but the bug is at an angle compilcating the measurement, but "upon further review" I believe your measurement is correct. Thanks, Mike

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