Family Meloidae - Blister Beetles
The blister beetles (Meloidae) of ColoradoBy Schmidt, J.P. 2008.
C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Fort Collins, CO, 2008
Jason Patric Schmidt. 2008. Insects of Western North America. 7. The blister beetles (Meloidae) of Colorado. C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, CSU, Fort Collins, CO. iii + 296 pp.
10 plates illustrating 149 specimens, maps. This work covers Colorado's unique blister beetle fauna. It is based on review through examination of literature, museum, and personal collections and fieldwork throught the state.
The study includes identification, ecological, and distributional information for the 15 genera and 81 species confirmed to occur in Colorado, representing nearly 26% of the known meloid fauna in the U.S.
The biology of blister beetles of the vittata group of the genus Epicauta (Coleoptera, Meloidae).By Adams and Selander
Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 162(4): 137-266., 1979
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The Vittata Group of the genus Epicauta
contains 31 species. Seven of these are confined to North America.
The [N. Amer.] species of the Vittata Group treated in detail in this study are Epicauta vittata, E. occidentalis, E. temexa, E. abadona, E. tamara, E. vitticollis
, and E. unilineata
Adams, C.L. and R.B. Selander. 1979. The biology of blister beetles of the vittata group of the genus Epicauta
(Coleoptera, Meloidae). Bull
The taxonomic position of Eupompha wenzeli (Skinner) (Coleoptera: Meloidae).By Pinto, J.D.
The Coleopterists Bulletin, 34(4): 373-377., 1980
Pinto, J.D. 1980. The taxonomic position of Eupompha wenzeli
(Skinner) (Coleoptera: Meloidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 34(4): 373-377.
The relationship of Eupompha wenzeli
to other Eupompha
has been problematic. The discovery of its first instar larva reinforces its earlier tentative placement near E. fissiceps, E. schwarzi
, and E. histrionica
. Sexual behavior of E. wenzeli
is also described but is of little taxonomic utility due to its inelaborate nature.