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Maculata Group

Epicauta sp.. - Epicauta pardalis Epicauta cazieri Dillon - Epicauta cazieri Small bug - Epicauta ventralis Maculate Epicauta from Oregon Desert - Epicauta Maculate Epicauta from Oregon Desert - Epicauta Epicauta pardalis LeConte - Epicauta pardalis Epicauta, Maculata Group - Epicauta 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)