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Species Pyrota fasciata

Pyrota fasciata Selander - Pyrota fasciata Pyrota fasciata Selander - Pyrota fasciata Pyrota fasciata Selander - Pyrota fasciata
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 fasciata (Pyrota fasciata)
Explanation of Names
Pyrota fasciata Selander, 1963
Size
10-21 mm (mostly < 15 mm) (1)
Identification
background color of Pyrota fasciata is uniform vs. two toned in Pyrota punctata (1)

Det. E.G. Riley, 2004
Range
mostly se. NM to ne Mex. (2)
Season
mostly Apr to Aug (2)
Food
unk. (1)
Life Cycle
strongly nocturnal (1)
Remarks
coll'ed at lights (1)
See Also
closest to Pyrota punctata (1)
- Range: AZ to College Station, TX so. to Mex.
Det. J.D. Pinto, 2010
Print References
Selander, R.B. 1963. New species and new synonymy in Pyrota Dejean (Coleoptera: Meloidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 17(2): 33-41.
Selander R.B. 1982. A revision of the genus Pyrota. I. The Mylabrina Group (Coleoptera: Meloidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 55: 665-717. (2)
Works Cited
1.New species and new synonymy in Pyrota Dejean (Coleoptera: Meloidae).
Selander, R.B. 1963. The Coleopterists Bulletin 17(2): 33-41.
2.A revision of the genus Pyrota. I. The Mylabrina Group (Coleoptera: Meloidae)
Selander R.B. 1982. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 55: 665-717.