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Species Lytta polita - Bronze Blister Beetle

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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)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Meloidae (Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Meloinae
Genus Lytta
No Taxon (Subgenus Pomphopoea)
Species polita (Bronze Blister Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Lytta polita Say 1824
polita (L). 'polished'
Size
13-22 mm(1)
Range
se. US (NJ-FL-LA)(1)(2)
Season
19.xii—2.vi(1)
Food
Adults said to feed on pine pollen
Remarks
taken in large numbers at lights
Internet References
Featured Creature by Selander & Fasulo (2010)
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.The Meloidae of Maryland
Staines C.L. 1983. Maryland Entomologist 2(3): 41-52.