Explanation of Names
Hyperaspis rotunda Casey 1899
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).
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)
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)
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)