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Hyperaspis pair - Hyperaspis jovialis - male - female

Hyperaspis pair - Hyperaspis jovialis - Male Female
South Creek & Kern River, Tulare County, California, USA
May 7, 1987
Size: 3.25 mm
Collected while sweeping Chrysothamnus nauseosus. I hope you can help me out with these Abigail!

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Neat pair...
hope we work out what these are soon. I'm at a loss for what Hyperaspis they might be!

It reminds me of some spp. like jovalis.

 
Hyperaspis jovialis
This is a good series because it shows the normal form and one of the more strongly marked examples. One of the larger Hyperaspis. Females have a narrowly pale pronotum margin, while males are quite extensively pale on this and the head.

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what Dennis and I have thought of so far
We are still not sure what they are, but if anyone else wants to take a crack at this pair, here is what we've talked about so far:

Hyperaspis uteana - not in CA; spots of H. uteana seem to reach margin
H. mckenziei - its distribution is extremely limited and apparently not in this location; also its spots are smaller and rounder
H. quadrioculata - it just isn't
H. jovialis - this is my tentative suggestion and Dennis mentioned it too, but it would be an extreme form
H. leachi - only if it's an extreme form

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