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Species Hyperaspis weisei - Weise'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 weisei (Weise's Lady Beetle)
Pronunciation
Weise - pronounced like 'Vice'
Explanation of Names
Hyperaspis weisei Schaeffer 1908
Paytronym for Julius Weise (1844-1925), a German entomologist who specialised in Coleoptera, especially Chrysomelidae and Coccinellidae. Weise was one of the first entomologists to use genitalia to identify and classify species.
Size
Length 2.25 mm (1)
Identification

LECTOTYPE
Range
s. & w. TX - Map (1)
known from Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, and Jeff Davis counties (1)(2)(BG data)
Remarks
Described by Schaeffer (1908) from two specimens, both females, collected by Ottomar Dietz at Brownsville, Cameron Co., TX.
Print References
Dobzhansky, T. 1941. Beetles of the genus Hyperaspis inhabiting the United States. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 101(6): 1-94.
Schaeffer, C. 1908. On new and known Coleoptera of the families Coccinellidae and Cleridae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 16(3): 125-135 (description, p.126). Full Text
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian
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.Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMUIC)