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Species Epicauta pensylvanica - Black Blister Beetle

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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 Epicautini
Genus Epicauta
No Taxon (subgenus Epicauta)
No Taxon (Cinerea Group)
Species pensylvanica (Black Blister Beetle)
Other Common Names
Black Aster Bug
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epicauta pennsylvanica (unjustified emendation)
"The original spelling was with one n -- a common variant for the state back then -- so I adopted that in my 1991 revision. I probably shouldn't have since the double n had become dominant." (J.D. Pinto, pers. comm. to =v= 11/09/09)
Explanation of Names
Epicauta pensylvanica (De Geer 1775)
7-15 mm
e. NA to AB-AZ - Map (1)(2)
asso. w/ Asteraceae, such as goldenrods and asters. May damage crops, such as beets, potatoes, tomatoes.
See Also
Dark forms of:
Works Cited
1.Blister beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae) of Wisconsin: distribution and ecology
Marschalek D.A. 2013. University of Wisconsin - Madison. PhD dissertation. viii+349 pp.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)