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Species Hyperaspis signata

Hyperaspis signata bicentralis Casey - Hyperaspis signata Hyperaspis sp. - Hyperaspis signata Hyperaspis sp. - Hyperaspis signata Hyperaspis signata bicentralis Casey - Hyperaspis signata Hyperaspis signata (Olivier) - Hyperaspis signata - male Hyperaspis signata bicentralis Casey - Hyperaspis signata Hyperaspis signata bicentralis Casey - Hyperaspis signata Hyperaspis signata (Olivier) - Hyperaspis signata
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
Hyperaspis signata (Olivier)
Orig. Comb: Coccinella signata Olivier, 1808
Note: Characters given by Gordon for separating subspecies of H. stigma (Oliv.) do not hold constant. Subspecies are not recognized in the TAMU collection. EGR, 2010.
Explanation of Names
signata (L). "marked"
Size
2.6-4.0 mm (1)
Identification
Gordon's figures for H. signata bicentralis - Similar to H. s. signata except average size smaller; discal spot on elytron large, apical spot lacking. (1)
Range
common e. US (TX-FL-MA-IA) - Map (1)
See Also
very similar to Hyperaspis pistillata Watson
Range: coastal LA-FL-NY - Map (1)
Print References
Casey, T.L. 1899. A revision of the American Coccinellidae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 7(2): 71-169. (p.124)
Olivier, A.G. 1808. Entomologie, ou Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Coleopteres, 5(92): 1047-1048.
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.