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Species Tegrodera erosa

iron cross blister beetle - Tegrodera erosa iron cross blister beetle - Tegrodera erosa Iron Cross Blister Beetle  - Tegrodera erosa One of the weirdest and biggest bugs I've ever seen.  There we dozens feeding on this groundcover (afternoon). - Tegrodera erosa Image 2 - Tegrodera erosa Unknown Beetle - Tegrodera erosa El Berrendo Beauty - Tegrodera erosa
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 Eupomphini
Genus Tegrodera (Iron Cross Blister Beetle)
Species erosa (Tegrodera erosa)
Explanation of Names
Tegrodera erosa LeConte 1851
Numbers
2 sspp., of which one in our area(1)
Identification
separated geographically from T. aloga by Colorado Desert(1)
Range
T. e. erosa in so. CA, another subspecies in Baja(1)
Works Cited
1.A taxonomic study of the genus Tegrodera (Coleoptera: Meloidae)
Pinto J.D. 1975. The Canadian Entomologist 107: 45-66.