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Species Meloe americanus - Buttercup Oil Beetle

Meloe (americanus?) - Meloe americanus - male Meloe americanus - male Meloe americanus - male Beetle - Meloe americanus Black Nightmare Bug - Meloe americanus - female Meloe Oil Beetle - Meloe americanus - female Buttercup Oil Beetle - Meloe americanus Buttercup Oil Beetle - Meloe americanus
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 americanus (Buttercup Oil Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Meloe americanus Leach 1815
Identification
It is difficult to distinguish females of Meloe americanus from M. impressus without examining pygidial structure (americanus females have a narrow apical flange). --J.D. Pinto, pers. comm. to =v=, 25.iii.2011
Range
transcontinental in NA
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