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Rotund Hyperaspis Lady Beetle

Hyperaspis rotunda Casey 1899

Family Coccinellidae, Subfamily Scymninae, Tribe Hyperaspidini


 

Rotund Hyperaspis Lady Beetle - Hyperaspis rotunda Casey

Specimens curated in the TAMUIC


Range: Not collected outside of the Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas area save one specimen from Hidalgo Co., TX

Flight Period: March through October

Biology: Homopteran predator 

Similar Species: 94 species north of Mexico. 

25 spp. in Texas:

     Hyperaspis bensonica Casey 
     Hyperaspis bigeminata
(Randall) 
     Hyperaspis caseyi
Gordon 
     Hyperaspis connectens
(Thunberg) 
     Hyperaspis conspirans
Casey 
     Hyperaspis cruenta
LeConte 
     Hyperaspis gemma
Casey 
     Hyperaspis globula
Casey 
     Hyperaspis imitator
Gordon 
     Hyperaspis inflexa
Casey 
     Hyperaspis lateralis
Mulsant 
     Hyperaspis levrati
(Mulsant) 
     Hyperaspis medialis
Casey 
     Hyperaspis octonotata
Casey 
     Hyperaspis pleuralis
Casey 
     Hyperaspis pratensis
LeConte 
     Hyperaspis punctata
LeConte 
     Hyperaspis rotunda
Casey 
     Hyperaspis schaefferi
Gordon 
     Hyperaspis signata bicentralis
Casey 
     Hyperaspis signata
(Olivier) 
     Hyperaspis triangulum
Casey 
     Hyperaspis trifurcata
Schaeffer 
     Hyperaspis weisei
Schaeffer 
     Hyperaspis wickhami
Casey 

Etymology: Hyperaspis rotunda Casey

hyper (G). Over, above; excessive
aspis (G). A shield
rotund (L). Round

BiographyThomas Casey 1857-1925 - University of Nebraska-Lincoln State Museum


References:

Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P.E. Skelley & J.H. Frank. (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL. xiv + 861 pp.

Borror, D.J. 1960. Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. National Press Books, Palo Alto. v + 134 pp.

Casey, T.L. 1899. A revision of the American Coccinellidae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 7(2): 71-169.

Dobzhansky, T. 1941. Beetles of the genus Hyperaspis inhabiting the United States. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 101(6): 1-94.

Gordon, R.D. 1985. The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America north of Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 93(1): [4] + 912 pp. 


10 Dec 2008   Mike Quinn / Texas Entomology / Texas Beetle Information