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Species Lytta arizonica

Are these fire-necked beetles? - Lytta arizonica - male - female Are these fire-necked beetles? - Lytta arizonica - male - female
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
Genus Lytta
No Taxon (Subgenus Paralytta)
No Taxon (Reticulata Group)
Species arizonica (Lytta arizonica)
Explanation of Names
Lytta arizonica Selander 1957
Size
13-20 mm(1)
Identification
Arizonica and mirifica only species of Lytta possessing combination of black head, orange pronotum, and reticulate elytra. (1)
Range
small range in nw. AZ (Virgin River valley)(1) + adjacent NV area
See Also
pronotum of a slightly different color and the elytra more coarsely reticulate, most cells at least .5 mm. in diameter. (1)
- Range vicinity of El Paso, TX
Lytta (Paralytta) mirifica Werner, 1950
PARATYPE
Works Cited
1.Bionomics, systematics and phylogeny of Lytta, a genus of blister beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae).
Selander, R.B. 1960. Illinois Biological Monographs, No. 28, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.