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Species Epicauta fabricii - Ashgray Blister Beetle

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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 Epicautini
Genus Epicauta
No Taxon (subgenus Macrobasis)
Species fabricii (Ashgray Blister Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epicauta fabricii (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Lytta fabricii LeConte, 1853
Size
10-15 mm (FL Ext.)
Identification

Dets. Pinto, 2009
Range
e NA to Rockies (AZ-FL-ME-SK) (1)(2)(BG data)
Season
April-Aug (1)(FL Ext.)(BG data)
Food
Adult hosts: commonly on Leguminosae, including alfalfa, Baptisia, bean, pea, and sweetclover; sometimes attacks potato and glandless cotton. (FL Ext.)
Remarks
Often taken at lights. (FL Ext.)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1853. Synopsis of the Meloides of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 6: 328-350.
Pinto, J.D. 1991. The taxonomy of North American Epicauta (Coleoptera: Meloidae), with revision of the nominate subgenus and a survey of courtship behavior. University of California Publication Entomology Bulletin 110. 372 pp.
Internet References
Univ. FL Extension - Richard B. Selander and Thomas R. Fasulo (2013)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (3)
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Texas
Dillon, Lawrence S. 1952. American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 48, No. 2:330-420.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems