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Species Hyperaspis fastidiosa - Fastidious Lady Beetle

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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
Genus Hyperaspis (Sigil Lady Beetles)
Species fastidiosa (Fastidious Lady Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Hyperaspis fastidiosa Casey 1908
Size
2.10 to 2.80 mm (1)
Identification
Gordon's Figures - The elongate marginal spot on the elytron along with the less convex form distinguish H. fastidiosa from the other members of this group. (1)
Range
w. N. Amer: CA-NM-AB-BC - Map (open circles) (1)(BG data)
Remarks
Type locality: San Diego Co., California (1)
See Also
The 3 species in the gemma group are very closely related, making this group one most closely knit units of N. Amer. Hyperaspis. (1)
gemma group:
Hyperaspis gemma Casey
Hyperaspis conspirans Casey
Hyperaspis fastidiosa Casey
Print References
Casey, T.L. 1908. Notes on the Coccinellidae, The Canadian Entomologist 40: 393-421. (p. 414)
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.