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Species Hyperaspis rotunda

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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 (Helesius, Hyperaspidius, Hyperaspis, and Thalassa)
Genus Hyperaspis (Sigil Lady Beetles)
Species rotunda (Hyperaspis rotunda)
Explanation of Names
Hyperaspis rotunda Casey 1899
rotunda (L). "round" (1)
Size
Length 2.20 to 2.80 mm (2)
Identification
Range
southmost TX (Hidalgo & Cameron Co.) - Map (3)(4)
Note, Gordon's distribution map (2) indicates two records in s. AZ for H. rotunda, however Gordon provides no AZ localities in the text. This is likely an error related to the broader taxonomic interpretation of H. rotunda by Dobzhansky (1941).
Season
Number of compiled Texas collecting events by month:
March (4), April (2) May (5), June(4), July (3), August (2), September (1), October (6). (3)
Food
Homopteran Predator (2)
Remarks
Species described by Casey (1899) from a single specimen (male) collected at "St. Thomas" (now the Sabal Palm Sanctuary), Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas.
Texas considers this to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (5)
Print References
Casey, T.L. 1899. A revision of the American Coccinellidae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 7(2): 71-169. (p.123)
Dobzhansky, T. 1941. Beetles of the genus Hyperaspis inhabiting the United States. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 101(6): 1-94.
Riley, E.G. & J.E. King. 2009. Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin. (3)
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2008