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Genus Tetraonyx

Blister Beetle - Tetraonyx fulva Blister Beetle - Tetraonyx fulva Blister Beetle - Tetraonyx fulva Unknown 'Bug' - Tetraonyx fulva Tetraonyx quadrimaculata (Fabricius) - Tetraonyx quadrimaculata Tetraonyx quadrimaculata (Fabricius) - Tetraonyx quadrimaculata Beetle - Tetraonyx fulva Orange and Black Beetle - Tetraonyx quadrimaculata
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)
Genus Tetraonyx
Explanation of Names
Tetraonyx Latreille 1805
Numbers
5 spp. in our area (all in the nominate subgenus), >100 total(1)(2)
Range
widespread neotropical group ranging into so. US(1)(2)
Food
known larval hosts: anthophorid bees(1)
Remarks
The only Nearctic genus of the New World subfam. Tetraonycinae Boving & Craighead 1931 that contains a total of 3 genera, all neotropical(1)
Works Cited
1.The New World genera of Meloidae (Coleoptera): a key and synopsis
Pinto J.D., Bologna M.A. 1999. J. Nat. Hist. 33: 569-620.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.