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Subfamily Meloinae

Epicauta alphonsei Horn - Epicauta alphonsii Unknown 'Bug' - Epicauta Epicauta tenella? - Epicauta tenella Blister beetles - Lytta - male - female Black Blister Beetle - Meloe - male Epicauta atrata Meloe Unknown Beetle - Epicauta fabricii
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.