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Species Meloe campanicollis

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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
Genus Meloe (Oil Beetles)
Species campanicollis (Meloe campanicollis)
Explanation of Names
Meloe campanicollis Pinto & Selander 1970
11-17 mm(1)
e. US (NY-GA to WI-TX)(1)(2)
mostly: Sept-Dec (BG data)
active primarily during fall and winter(1); in WI, 25.viii-23.xi (one specimen 13.v)(2)
Vast majority of collections are in Oct-Nov but spring records are not unprecedented. I have seen a very few records from spring and even summer. --J.D. Pinto, pers. comm. to =v=, 6.xii.2011
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