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Genus Pseudozonitis

colorful blister beetle - Pseudozonitis BG1626 E0701 - Pseudozonitis longicornis Another Photuris? side view - Pseudozonitis BG2610 E4624 - Pseudozonitis longicornis Pseudozonitis sp - Pseudozonitis vaurieae beetle 37 - Pseudozonitis vaurieae Pseudozonitis pallidus Dillon - Pseudozonitis pallidus Meloid - Pseudozonitis
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 Nemognathinae
Tribe Nemognathini
Genus Pseudozonitis
Explanation of Names
Pseudozonitis Dillon 1952
Numbers
17 spp. in our area(1), 19 total(2)
Identification
key to spp. in Enns (1956)(3)
feature critical for identifying Pseudozonitis is degree of separation of eyes beneath head (relative to their separation on upper surface) (Pinto comment)
Range
s. US to S. Amer. (2)
Remarks
apparently nocturnal(2)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.The New World genera of Meloidae (Coleoptera): a key and synopsis
Pinto J.D., Bologna M.A. 1999. J. Nat. Hist. 33: 569-620.
3. 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.