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Species Tegrodera aloga

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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 Tegrodera (Iron Cross Blister Beetle)
Species aloga (Tegrodera aloga)
Explanation of Names
Tegrodera aloga Skinner 1903
The most distinctive species(1)
much of the Sonoran Desert in w. AZ, extreme se. CA & nw. Sonora(1)
adults feed on spring blossoms of Nama hispidum and Eriastrum(2)
Works Cited
1.A taxonomic study of the genus Tegrodera (Coleoptera: Meloidae)
Pinto J.D. 1975. The Canadian Entomologist 107: 45-66.
2.Living With Insects of the Southwest: How to Identify Helpful, Harmful and Venomous Insects
Floyd G. Werner, Carl Olson. 1994. Perseus Publishing.