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Subfamily Meloinae

oil beetle - Meloe - female need id - Lytta aenea Possible Meloidae - Eupompha elegans Blister Beetle - Megetra cancellata - male Black Bladder-bodied Meloid - Cysteodemus wislizeni Red & Yellow Insect - Tegrodera aloga - - Phodaga alticeps Epicauta nigritarsis? Male?  - Epicauta - male
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
Numbers
with 267 spp. in 13 genera of 6 tribes, this is by far the largest subfamily in our area(1)(2); one tribe is not represented in the New World
Remarks
each of the genera Pyrota, Epicauta, Lytta, and Meloe belongs to its own tribe, the tribal placement of Spastonyx is uncertain, and the rest of our genera (7) are all members of the tribe Eupomphini(2)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
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.