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Subgenus Parazonitis

Blister Beetle - Zonitis vittigera Zonitis/Nemognatha - Zonitis vittigera Something near Nemognatha - Zonitis vittigera Bright Yellow Blister Beetle - Zonitis sayi Midnight Snacker - Zonitis perforata Beetle - Zonitis vittigera Zonitis dunniana Zonitis vittigera (LeConte) - Zonitis vittigera
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 Nemognathinae
Tribe Nemognathini
Genus Zonitis
No Taxon Subgenus Parazonitis
Explanation of Names
Parazonitis Enns 1956
7 spp. in our area(1)
5-18 mm(1)
Zonitis dunniana and Z. sayi are separated primarily by mandible shape and length of the maxillary galeal tube, with Z. dunniana having the shorter of the two. (J.D. Pinto, pers. comm. to MAQ, 2015)
in our area, w. & c. US, with 2 spp. (Z. cribricollis & Z. vittigera) ranging into E. US(1)
Works Cited
1. A revision of the genera Nemognatha, Zonitis, and Pseudozonitis (Coleoptera, Meloidae) in America north of Mexico, with....
Enns, W.R. 1956. University of Kansas Scientific Bulletin 37(17): 685-909.