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Species Lytta auriculata - Red-eared 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 Poreopasta)
No Taxon (Stygica Group)
Species auriculata (Red-eared Blister Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Lytta auriculata Horn 1870
auriculata = 'eared' (a reference to the distinctively colored temples)
Size
6.0-19.0 mm (1)
Identification

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2015
Range
sw US (so. CA to sc. NM) (1)(BG data)
Season
Feb—Jul (1)(BG data)
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1870. Contributions to the coleopterology of the United States. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 3: 69-97.
Internet References
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.