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Species Meloe angusticollis - Short-Winged Blister Beetle

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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)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Meloidae (Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Meloinae
Genus Meloe (Oil Beetles)
Species angusticollis (Short-Winged Blister Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Meloe angusticollis Say 1824
angusticollis = 'narrow-necked'
Size
9-19 mm(1)
Range
transcontinental in so. Canada & northern half of the US(1)
Season
active primarily during spring and early summer(1), 25.iv-28.vi in WI(2)
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