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Genus Megetra

Sunday WaterHauler - Megetra vittata Large Black & Orange Insect - Megetra punctata Meloid - Megetra punctata Unknown in NM - Megetra Unknown Red/Black insect from the Mesa de Cuba Badlands, NM - Megetra Blister beetle - Megetra Megetra cancellata (Brandt and Erichson) - Megetra cancellata Blister Beetle - Megetra cancellata - female
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 Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Meloidae (Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Meloinae
Tribe Eupomphini
Genus Megetra
Explanation of Names
Megetra LeConte 1859
3 spp., all in our area(1)
Chihuahuan Desert of the US (TX-NM-extreme se. AZ) & Mexico
Print References
Selander R.B. (1965) A taxonomic revision of the genus Megetra (Coleoptera: Meloidae) with ecological and behavioral notes. The Canadian Entomologist 97: 561-580
Works Cited
1.The New World genera of Meloidae (Coleoptera): a key and synopsis
Pinto J.D., Bologna M.A. 1999. J. Nat. Hist. 33: 569-620.