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Species Gnathoweisea texana

Gnathoweisea sp., prob. texana Gordon - Gnathoweisea texana
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 Sticholotidinae
Tribe Microweiseini
Genus Gnathoweisea
Species texana (Gnathoweisea texana)
Explanation of Names
Gnathoweisea texana Gordon 1985
length 1.0 mm (1)
known from c. TX - Map (See open circle) (1)
Found throughout the c. TX survey period of Mar-Aug, but half the 23 spmns coll. were in May (2)
Life Cycle
23 spmns coll'ed in 2 yrs of c. TX arboreal surveys Mar-Aug, mostly on Juniperus ashei (2)
Type Locality: TEXAS: Bell Co., Co. Rd., 4 ml. E. Heidenheimer, Barton Weems Farm, 26 Jun. 1978, coll. Robbins & Critchfield. USNM (101326).
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.Abundance and distribution of potential arthropod prey species in a typical Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat.
Quinn, M.A. 2000. Unpublished Thesis. Texas A&M University, College Station. ix + 182 pp.