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Species Epicauta albida

Two blisters - Epicauta albida unidentified beetle - Epicauta albida Unknown bug - Epicauta albida - male Sci-Fi - Epicauta albida - female Blister Beetle - Epicauta albida Blister Beetle - Epicauta albida Epicauta albida Burning Blister Beetle - Epicauta albida
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
Tribe Epicautini
Genus Epicauta
No Taxon (subgenus Macrobasis)
Species albida (Epicauta albida)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epicauta albida (Say)
Orig. Comb: Lytta albida Say 1824
Syn: Macrobasis albida (Say)
Explanation of Names
albida (L). 'white' (1)
13-28 mm (2)
ant. pale basally, esp. in the male (2)

Dets. John Pinto
mostly: s. Great Plains (AZ-TX-NE-UT) / ne Mex. (2),(3),(4),(Knowlton, 1930),(BG data)
July-Oct (2)
See Also
Epicauta texana Werner
- Range: AZ to c. TX, uncommon
Det. J.D. Pinto, 2010
Print References
Knowlton, G.F. 1930. Notes on Utah Coleoptera. Florida Entomologist 14(3): 36-37, 53-56. (JSTOR)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Texas
Dillon, Lawrence S. 1952. American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 48, No. 2:330-420.
3.Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico ("The Leng Catalogue")
Charles W. Leng. 1920. John D. Sherman, Jr., Mount Vernon, NY. x + 470 pp.
4.Ecology, behavior, and adult anatomy of the Albida Group of the genus Epicauta (Coleoptera, Meloidae).
Selander, R.B. and J.M. Mathieu. 1969. Illinois biological monographs Vol. 41. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.