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Species Hyperaspis binotata

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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 binotata (Hyperaspis binotata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hyperaspis binotata (Say)
Orig. Comb: Coccinella binotata Say, 1826
Size
2.4 to 4.5 mm (1)
Identification
Gordon's figures - Elytron black with single reddish orange variably-sized spot (1)
NOTE: while Hyperaspis binotata is a common, widespread species, it is recognized with certainty only if the male genitalia are examined. (1)

Also see this page for other Hyperaspis with this colour pattern.
Range
e. N. Amer. - Map (1),(2)
NOTE: Gordon's description of this species' range, "Maine and Quebec to North Carolina, west to North Dakota and Louisiana. Peripheral locality; DeFuniak Spring, Florida" doesn't quite fit with his range map above...
Remarks
a common, widespread species, but recognized with certainty only if the male genitalia are examined. (1)
See Also
- range: se. US
Hyperaspis inedita Mulsant
Dets. R. Gordon, 1987
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.List of Coleoptera Collected in Latimer County, Oklahoma by Karl Stephan (2002)