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Species Eupompha fissiceps

Cleft-headed Blister Beetle - Eupompha fissiceps Cleft-headed Blister Beetle - Eupompha fissiceps Eupompha fissiceps LeConte - Eupompha fissiceps Eupompha fissiceps LeConte - Eupompha fissiceps Eupompha fissiceps LeConte - Eupompha fissiceps Eupompha fissiceps LeConte - Eupompha fissiceps Blister Beetle - Eupompha fissiceps Eupompha fissiceps - female
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 Eupompha
Species fissiceps (Eupompha fissiceps)
Explanation of Names
Eupompha fissiceps LeConte, 1858
Size
18-20 mm (1)
Identification
can be coppery:
Range
AZ to w. TX / Mex.
Season
June-Sept (1)
Food
Said to like to visit flowering creosote bush. (E.G. Riley, pers. comm.)
Remarks
Can be locally abundant but spotty and not seen every year. (E.G. Riley, pers. comm.)
See Also
- Range: AZ
Eupompha wenzeli (Skinner)
Print References
LeConte J.L. 1858. Catalogue of Coleoptera of the regions adjacent to the boundary line between the United States and Mexico. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Series 2) 4: 9-42.
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2008
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Texas
Dillon, Lawrence S. 1952. American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 48, No. 2:330-420.