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Species Pyrota palpalis - Charlie Brown Blister Beetle

Cream & Blk Beetle w Orange front end - Pyrota palpalis Blister beetle - Pyrota palpalis Meloid - Pyrota palpalis Meloid - Pyrota palpalis Orange, tan, and black blister beetle - Pyrota palpalis Pyrota palpalis Pyrota on wall - Pyrota palpalis - male Pyrota on wall - Pyrota palpalis - male
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 (Charlie Brown Blister Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pyrota palpalis Champion, 1892
Explanation of Names
Common name references the cartoon character Charlie Brown, who wears clothing of a similar pattern.
Size
12-16 mm (1)
Range
sw US (CA-TX) / Mex. (1)(BG data)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Texas
Dillon, Lawrence S. 1952. American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 48, No. 2:330-420.