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Genus Linsleya

Blister beetle from Montana 10.07.07 - Linsleya sphaericollis Blister beetle from Montana 10.07.07 - Linsleya sphaericollis Blister beetle from Montana 10.07.07 - Linsleya sphaericollis Blister beetle from Montana 10.07.07 - Linsleya sphaericollis Lytta sp. - Linsleya sphaericollis E Oregon Beetle - Linsleya sphaericollis Linsleya suavissima? - Linsleya suavissima large black blister beetle - Linsleya suavissima
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 Linsleya
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
placement remains questionable(1)
Explanation of Names
Linsleya MacSwain 1951
Numbers
5 spp. in the genus, all in our area(2)(3)
Identification
revision in(2)
Range
w. NA (sw. Canada to n. Mexico)(1)
Food
probably parasitoids of grasshopper eggs(1)
Works Cited
1.The New World genera of Meloidae (Coleoptera): a key and synopsis
Pinto J.D., Bologna M.A. 1999. J. Nat. Hist. 33: 569-620.
2.The blister beetle genus Linsleya (Coleoptera, Meloidae)
Selander R.B. 1955. American Museum novitates 1730: 1-30.
3.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.