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Genus Eupompha

Orange and Black Blister Beetle - Eupompha elegans Eupompha elegans perpulchra - Eupompha elegans Cleft-headed Blister Beetle - Eupompha fissiceps Flower Beetle in Anza-Borrega - Eupompha elegans Eupompha wenzeli (Skinner) - Eupompha wenzeli Beetle - Eupompha elegans Eupompha fissiceps LeConte - Eupompha fissiceps Eupompha fissiceps LeConte - Eupompha fissiceps
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 Eupompha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revision in Pinto (1979)(1)
Explanation of Names
Eupompha LeConte 1858
'true blister'
8 spp. in our area, 12 total(2)
sw. US & Mexico(2)
recorded hosts: Hesperapis (Melittidae)
In males of some species (e.g. in E. fissiceps) head is deeply notched at tip(3)
Works Cited
1.A classification of the genus Eupompha (Coleoptera: Meloidae)
Pinto J.D. 1979. Trans. Amer. Ent. Soc. 195: 391-459.
2.The New World genera of Meloidae (Coleoptera): a key and synopsis
Pinto J.D., Bologna M.A. 1999. J. Nat. Hist. 33: 569-620.
3.Peterson Field Guides: Beetles
Richard E. White. 1983. Houghton Mifflin Company.