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Species Hyperaspis disconotata - Disk-marked Lady Beetle

Hyperaspis disconotata? - Hyperaspis disconotata dorsal habitus - Hyperaspis disconotata Hyperaspis disconotata Mulsant - Hyperaspis disconotata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)
Subfamily Scymninae
Tribe Hyperaspidini
Genus Hyperaspis (Sigil Lady Beetles)
Species disconotata (Disk-marked Lady Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Hyperaspis disconotata Mulsant, 1850
disconotata from Latin discus- "disk, discus" + notatus- "marked"
Length 2.3 to 2.8 mm (1)
mostly: Upper Midwest, New England and se Canada - Map (1)
See Also
Hyperaspis troglodytes has same pattern, but markings are more rounded, not elongated ovals:
- Range: e. N. Amer.
Internet References
Species des coléoptères trimères sécuripalpes, p.653 - Mulsant's original description (in French)
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.