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Maculata Group

Spotted Blister Beetle - Epicauta normalis Spotted Blister Beetle? - Epicauta Maculate Epicauta from Oregon Desert - Epicauta Blister beetle - Epicauta Blister beetle - Epicauta beetle with dense white fur and bare black spots - Epicauta Epicauta pardalis LeConte - Epicauta pardalis Spotted Blister Beetle (Epicauta maculata)? - Epicauta maculata - 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
Tribe Epicautini
Genus Epicauta
No Taxon (subgenus Epicauta)
No Taxon Maculata Group
Numbers
9 spp. in our area (andersoni, apache, jeffersi, maculata, magnomaculata, normalis, pardalis, phoenix, ventralis)
Remarks
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)