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Species Diomus pseudotaedatus

Diomus pseudotaedatus Gordon - Diomus pseudotaedatus Diomus pseudotaedatus Gordon - Diomus pseudotaedatus
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 Diomini
Genus Diomus
Species pseudotaedatus (Diomus pseudotaedatus)
Explanation of Names
Diomus pseudotaedatus Gordon, 1976
taedios (?) (L). 'disgusting' (1)
Numbers
18 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Size
1.44 mm long, 1.05 mm wide (3)
Identification
Gordon's Figures - Elytron dark brown with 2 irregularly connected yellow spots (4)
Range
southmost TX (Hidalgo and Cameron Counties) - Map (3)(5)
Type Locality: Brownsville, TX - Map (4)
Season
Number of compiled Texas collecting events by month:
September (1), October (2). (3)
Remarks
The only published information available on this species is the taxonomic treatments by Gordon (1976, 1985), both of which are apparently based on a single male specimen.
Texas considers this to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (6)
Print References
Gordon, R.D. 1976. The Scymnini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of the United States and Canada: key to genera and revision of Scymnus, Nephus and Diomus. Bull. Buffalo Soc Nat. Sci. 28: 1-362.
Gordon, R. D. 1985. The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America north of Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 93(1): iv + 1-912.
Riley, E.G. & J.E. King. 2009. Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin. (3)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.Element record datasheets, submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin.
Riley E.G., King J.E. 2008.
4.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.
5.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
6.Texas "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) - TPWD, 2012