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Maculata Group

Unknown beetle - Epicauta pardalis Epicauta, but nogales, maculata or what else? - Epicauta maculata Epicauta pardalis Small bug - Epicauta ventralis Blister Beetle - Epicauta maculata Spotted Blister Beetle? - Epicauta Blister beetle - Epicauta Epicauta, Maculata Group - Epicauta
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 Maculata Group
9 spp. in our area (andersoni, apache, jeffersi, maculata, magnomaculata, normalis, pardalis, phoenix, ventralis)
There are maculate spp. in other lineages of the genus, incl. two groups in the nominate subgenus (Bispinosa Group: bispinosa, cazieri, punctipennis; and Oregona Group: oregona --neither in the guide yet) and E. (Macrobasis) maculifera
Print References
Pinto, J.D. 1980. Behavior and taxonomy of the Epicauta maculata group (Coleoptera: Meloidae). Univ. Calif. Pub. Entomol. 89: 1-111. (Google Books preview)