Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
, 1775). Synonyms, etc.:
Epicauta pensylvanica (spelling--see note below)
Explanation of Names
From John Pinto: "The original spelling was with one n -- and was a common variant for the state back then -- so I adopted that in my 1991 revision. I probably shouldn't have since the double n had become dominant." (pers. comm. to =v= 11/09/09)
Long and slender, uniformly dull black with sparse pubescence. Pronotum square-shaped, with rounded anterior angles.
Mostly: Aug-Sept (Full: July-Dec) (BG data)
Associated with Asteraceae, such as goldenrods and asters. Sometimes a pest of crops, such as beets, potatoes, tomatoes.
- Margined Blister Beetle
Arnett et al. p. 286, fig. 671 (1)
Cranshaw, p. 176, p. 177--photo (3)
Dillon and Dillon, p. 295, plate 30 (4)
Papp, p. 104, figs. 325 (adult) 36 (larva), 327 (pupa) (5)
White, p. 273, fig. 117 (6)