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Species Hyperaspis octonotata - Eight-spotted 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 octonotata (Eight-spotted Lady Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hyperaspis octonotata Casey
Orig. Comb: Hyperaspis 8-notata Casey 1899
Explanation of Names
octonotata (L). 'eight-spotted' (1)
a reference to the four spots on each elytron:
Size
2.3-3.5 mm (2)
Identification
Gordon's figures - Unique arrangement of elytral spots and shape of the discal spot (2)
Range
sw US to southmost TX - Map (2) (Type locality: AZ)
Print References
Casey, T.L. 1899. A revision of the American Coccinellidae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 7: 71-169. (p. 121)
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.