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Species Lytta aenea

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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 Lytta
No Taxon (Subgenus Phompodea)
Species aenea (Lytta aenea)
Explanation of Names
Lytta aenea Say 1824
aenea = 'brassy'
Size
9-16 mm(1)
Range
e. US; range divided into two major segments: [a] NH-GA-AL to WI-MO and [b] OK-e.TX-w.LA(1)(2)
Season
27.ii—6.vii (both extremes in TX; most records in Apr-May)(1); typically April-May in Indiana(3)
Food
recorded larval hosts: Colletes thoracicus; adults recorded feeding on Amelanchier, Carya, Crataegus, Fagaceae, Malus, Pirophorum, Prunus, and Salicaceae(2)
Works Cited
1.Bionomics, systematics and phylogeny of Lytta, a genus of blister beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae).
Selander, R.B. 1960. Illinois Biological Monographs, No. 28, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.
2.Blister beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae) of Wisconsin: distribution and ecology
Marschalek D.A. 2013. University of Wisconsin - Madison. PhD dissertation. viii+349 pp.
3.An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera or beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana.
Blatchley, W. S. 1910. Indianapolis,Nature Pub. Co.