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Species Epicauta heterodera

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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 Epicauta)
No Taxon (Sericans Group)
Species heterodera (Epicauta heterodera)
Explanation of Names
Author Horn, 1891
Range
Coastal Mississippi to Georgia and south in Florida to Osceola County.
Season
September-November.
Remarks
Found on Helenium and other Compositae.
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