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Genus Eupompha

Eupompha elegans perpulchra - Eupompha elegans Eupomapha elegans - Eupompha elegans - male - female Eupompha elegans - male - female Red-shouldered beetle - Eupompha elegans 1266 Unknown red and black beetle - Eupompha elegans Tenebrionoidea - Eupompha Beetle - Eupompha elegans Elegant Blister Beetle - Eupompha elegans
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
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.