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Species Megetra cancellata

Black & Red Striped Beetle? - Megetra cancellata what is this beetle? - Megetra cancellata Black and Red Blister Beetle - Megetra cancellata Blister Beetle - Megetra cancellata Very Large Black and Red Beetle - Megetra cancellata Megetra cancellata (Brandt and Erichson) - Megetra cancellata Blister Beetle - Megetra cancellata - male Unknown Megetra species - Megetra cancellata
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
Tribe Eupomphini
Genus Megetra
Species cancellata (Megetra cancellata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megetra cancellata (Brandt & Erichson)
Orig. Comb: Meloe cancellatus Brandt & Erichson, 1832
Explanation of Names
cancell - Latin for 'latticework' (1)
Numbers
3 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Range
AZ-TX / Mex.
SE Arizona to New Mexico (including Hidalgo, Grant, Luna, Socorro, & Bernalillo counties); W Texas (El Paso, Hudspeth, Culberson, & Reeves counties); also Mexico. (For complete record please see Selander paper cited below.)
Print References
Brandt, J.F. and W.F. Erichson. 1832. Monographia Generis Meloes. Nova Acta Academiae Leopoldina, 16(1): 103-142.
Cohen, A.C. 1984. Effects of water stress on hemolymph volume, osmotic potential and chemical composition in Megetra cancellata. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 79A(4): 547–549.
Cohen, A.C. and J.L. Cohen. 1990. Ingestion of blister beetles by a Texas horned lizard. Southwestern Naturalist 35(3): 369. (Full PDF)
Selander, R.B. 1965. A taxonomic revision of the genus Megetra (Coleoptera: Meloidae) with ecological and behavioral notes. The Canadian Entomologist, 97(6): 561-580.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.