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Species Hyperaspis signata

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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 signata (Hyperaspis signata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Characters given by Gordon for separating subspecies of H. stigma do not hold constant. Subspecies are not recognized in the TAMU collection. --E.G.Riley, 2010
Explanation of Names
Hyperaspis signata (Olivier 1808)
signata 'marked'
Size
2.6-4.0 mm(1)
Identification
Gordon's figures for H. s. signata and H. s. bicentralis
in the latter, the average size is smaller; discal spot on elytron large, apical spot lacking(1)
Range
e. NA (ME-FL to SK-TX)(2)(1)(3)
See Also
very similar to H. pistillata (coastal, NY-FL-LA; map)(1)
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.
2.University of New Hampshire Insect and Arachnid Collections
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.