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Dune Meloid - Phodaga marmorata

Dune Meloid - Phodaga marmorata
Willcox Playa, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
August 10, 2010
Size: 14 mm
Running on the ground like a spider during the day, resting in foot-high grasses in the evening


Moved from Blister Beetles.

Negalius marmoratus Casey, 1891
Seems a good match using Warner et al (1966). No other species in that reference in AZ. Looking at the tarsi, your specimen is a male. Warner et al (1966) list this genus near Eupompha in the Lyttinae (haven't looked to see if BG follows this same taxonomy).

Phodaga marmoratus (Casey) -- det. J.D. Pinto
genus sunk, apparently

So no change?

Warner et al?
Aren't you giving someone too much credit here? I think it's Werner (-:

apparently this is a new genus and species for BG; looks to be in the Eupomphini in Meloinae.

Moved from ID Request.

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