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Species Epicauta fortis

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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 Epicautini
Genus Epicauta
No Taxon (subgenus Epicauta)
No Taxon (Sericans Group)
Species fortis (Epicauta fortis)
Explanation of Names
Epicauta fortis Werner, 1944
Size
7 mm (1)
Range
AZ to w. TX (1), n. to Wyo. (BG data)
Season
Sept-Oct (1)(BG data)
Remarks
Populations of E. fortis in SE Texas are disjunct from the main range of the species. Besides distribution these populations differ slightly morphologically and occur later in the year. (J.D. Pinto, pers. comm. to =v= 6.xi.2010)
Print References
Werner, F.G. 1944. Some North American species of Epicauta (Coleop., Meloidae). Psyche, 50: 65-73.
Works Cited
1.The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Texas
Dillon, Lawrence S. 1952. American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 48, No. 2:330-420.