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Species Epicauta callosa

Golden Blister Beetle - Epicauta callosa Blister Beetle, I think - Epicauta callosa Epicauta callosa Epicauta callosa BB - Epicauta callosa - female Rusty flower eater - Epicauta callosa Reddish blister beetle on a flower - Epicauta callosa Epicauta callosa
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 callosa (Epicauta callosa)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epicauta callosa LeConte 1866
Explanation of Names
callus - a hard lump or swelling of the cuticle (1)
Size
7-13 mm (2)
Identification
distinguished at once by the two glabrous callosities on the pronotum (2)
Range
TX-ND-MT-CO / Mex. (2)(3)
Season
Apr-Oct (2)(BG data)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1866. New species of North American Coleoptera. Prepared for the Smithsonian Institution. Part 1 (concluded). Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 6: 87-168.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.THE TORRE-BUENO GLOSSARY OF ENTOMOLOGY
Stephen W. Nichols. 1989. The New York Entomological Society.
2.The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Texas
Dillon, Lawrence S. 1952. American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 48, No. 2:330-420.
3.Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico ("The Leng Catalogue")
Charles W. Leng. 1920. John D. Sherman, Jr., Mount Vernon, NY. x + 470 pp.