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Species Pyrota akhurstiana

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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
Species akhurstiana (Pyrota akhurstiana)
Explanation of Names
Pyrota akhurstiana Horn 1891
Numbers
~ 30 Nearctic spp.
Size
12-21 mm (1)
Range
AZ to w. TX / Mex. (1)
Season
July-Aug (1)
Food
Food includes alfalfa in New Mexico.
Known to attack flowers of Garita. (1) - genus unk. to USDA Database
See Also
Pyrota tenuicostatis (Dug├Ęs)
- Range: c. TX to C. Amer.
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2010
Print References
Champion, G.C. 1889-1893. Insecta. Coleoptera. Heteromera (part). In: F.D. Godman & O. Salvin (editors). Biologia Centrali-Americana: or, contributions to the knowledge of the fauna and flora of Mexico and Central America. Taylor & Francis, London. 4(2): x + 494 pp., Tab. 21
Horn, G.H. 1891. New species and miscellaneous notes. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 18: 32-48.
Internet References
Type - Harvard MCZ
Works Cited
1.The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Texas
Dillon, Lawrence S. 1952. American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 48, No. 2:330-420.