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Species Pyrota palpalis

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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 Pyrota
No Taxon (Mylabrina Group)
Species palpalis (Pyrota palpalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrota palpalis Champion, 1892
Size
6-17 mm (1)
Range
mostly s. CA to w. TX / nw. Mex. (1)
Season
Aug-Sept (BG data)
Life Cycle
utilize plants of a variety of genera of Asteraceae (1)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Pyrota. I. The Mylabrina Group (Coleoptera: Meloidae)
Selander R.B. 1982. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 55: 665-717.