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Species Epicauta cazieri

Epicauta cazieri Dillon - Epicauta cazieri Epicauta cazieri Dillon - Epicauta cazieri
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)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Meloidae (Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Meloinae
Tribe Epicautini
Genus Epicauta
No Taxon (subgenus Epicauta)
No Taxon (Maculata Group)
Species cazieri (Epicauta cazieri)
Explanation of Names
Epicauta cazieri Dillon 1952
Patronym for Dr. Mont Cazier, of the American Museum of Natural History, collector of the type series of this fine species, to whom the author has often been indebted for study material (1)
Size
7-12 mm (1)
Identification
closely related to E. maculata, it differs in the protibial spurs and maxillary palpi being unmodified in the male and in the maculae of the head and pronotum being densely placed, as well as in having the tibiae and tarsi pale. (1)
Range
w. TX (1)
Season
June (1)(BG data)
Works Cited
1.The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Texas
Dillon, Lawrence S. 1952. American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 48, No. 2:330-420.