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Species Zagloba hystrix - Prickly Scalehunter

Zagloba hystrix Casey - Zagloba hystrix Zagloba hystrix Casey - Zagloba hystrix
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 Scymnillini (Zagloba and Zilus)
Genus Zagloba (Scalehunter Lady Beetles)
Species hystrix (Prickly Scalehunter)
Explanation of Names
Zagloba hystrix Casey, 1899
hystrix - Greek for porcupine (1)
Numbers
4 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Size
Length 1.4 to 1.8 mm (2)
Range
c. to s. TX - Map (2)
Remarks
Type locality: Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas
See Also
Difficult to separate from Z. satana, but the pronotum is usually distinctly paler than the elytron in this species, and the abdominal punctation is definitely coarser than in satana. (2)
Print References
Casey, T.L. 1899. A revision of the American Coccinellidae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 7: 71-169.
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.