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Species Hyperaspis levrati - Levrat's Lady Beetle

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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 levrati (Levrat's Lady Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hyperaspis levrati (Mulsant)
Orig. Comb: Cleothera levrati Mulsant 1850
Explanation of Names
Named after Gustave Levrat, a doctor who was an entomological colleague and a fellow member of the Société linnéenne de Lyon (Linnaean Society of Lyon).
Size
2.2-3 mm (1)
Identification
Unique dorsal color pattern- each elytron w/ 3 yellow discal spots including 1 close to the scutellum.
Range
se AZ, sw TX, CO(?) / Mex. - Map (dots) (1)
Remarks
Type locality: "Mexique" (1)
See Also
The dorsal color pattern of H. levrati is unique in the North American fauna except for some specimens of H. revocans, however, the latter species is consistently smaller and less robust with different male genitalia. (1)
Print References
Mulsant, M.E. 1850. Species de Coleopteres trimeres securipalpes. Ann. Sci. Phys. Nat. Lyon 2: 1-1104. (p.615)
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.