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Genus Meloe - Oil Beetles

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 ajax - Meloe ajax
Species americanus - Buttercup Oil Beetle
Species angusticollis - Short-Winged Blister Beetle
Species barbarus - Meloe barbarus
Species bitoricollis - Meloe bitoricollis
Species campanicollis - Meloe campanicollis
Species carbonaceus - Meloe carbonaceus
Species dianella - Meloe dianella
Species dugesi - Meloe dugesi
Species franciscanus - Meloe franciscanus
Species impressus - Meloe impressus
Species laevis - Meloe laevis
Species niger - Black Meloe
Species occultus - Meloe occultus
Species strigulosus - Meloe strigulosus
No Taxon niger or dianella
No Taxon exiguus or occultus
No Taxon suspect new species
No Taxon occultus or vandykei
No Taxon images Dr. Pinto was unable to identify to species