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Tribe Eupomphini

Blister Beetle, genus Cysteodemus - Cysteodemus wislizeni Water Carrier - Megetra vittata - female Pleuropasta mirabilis Beetle ? - Tegrodera aloga Here's one I don't even know where to begin. - Cysteodemus armatus mating Cysteodemus - Cysteodemus wislizeni - male - female Beetle? - Pleuropasta reticulata Beetle in Colorado Desert - Phodaga alticeps
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
Tribe Eupomphini
Explanation of Names
Eupomphini LeConte 1862
Numbers
28 spp. in 7 genera, all in our area(1)
Identification
see(2)
Range
the only tribe of the family confined to the Nearctic(1)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.A taxonomic review of Cysteodemus, Phodaga, and Pleuropasta with a new generic synonymy
Pinto J.D. 1984. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 86: 127-143.