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Species Epicauta hirsutipubescens

Striped Epicauta? - Epicauta hirsutipubescens Blister beetle? - Epicauta hirsutipubescens Epicauta hirsutipubescens (Maydell) - Male - Epicauta hirsutipubescens - male Epicauta hirsutipubescens (Maydell) - Male - Epicauta hirsutipubescens - male Epicauta hirsutipubescens (Maydell) - Male - Epicauta hirsutipubescens - male mating blister beetles - Epicauta hirsutipubescens - male - 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 Epicautini
Genus Epicauta
No Taxon (subgenus Macrobasis)
Species hirsutipubescens (Epicauta hirsutipubescens)
Explanation of Names
Epicauta hirsutipubescens (Maydell)
Size
9-12 mm (1)
Range
AZ, w. TX (1)
Season
Jun-Aug (1)
Life Cycle
known to attack Acacia vermicosa (1) (USDA doesn't recognize this sp.)
Print References
Maydell, G.G. 1934. New species of North American Meloidae, preliminary paper. Transactions of the Entomological Society of America 60(4): 327-336.
Works Cited
1.The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Texas
Dillon, Lawrence S. 1952. American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 48, No. 2:330-420.