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Species Pyrota deceptiva

LRGV Blister Beetles? - Pyrota deceptiva Pyrota deceptiva Selander - Pyrota deceptiva Pyrota deceptiva Selander - Pyrota deceptiva blister beetle?  - Pyrota deceptiva Pyrota deceptiva (blister beetle)  - Pyrota deceptiva
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 Pyrota
No Taxon (Mylabrina Group)
Species deceptiva (Pyrota deceptiva)
Explanation of Names
Pyrota deceptiva Selander 1963
Size
10-20 mm (1)
Range
OK to ne. Mex. (2)
Habitat
found mostly along the coastal plain (1)
Season
Mostly: Sept-Oct (full: Apr-Nov) (1)
Food
food plants, all Asteraceae, include Baccharis, Eupatorium, Grindelia (1)
Print References
Selander, R.B. 1963. New species and new synonymy in Pyrota Dejean (Coleoptera: Meloidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 17(2): 33-41. (1)
Works Cited
1.New species and new synonymy in Pyrota Dejean (Coleoptera: Meloidae).
Selander, R.B. 1963. The Coleopterists Bulletin 17(2): 33-41.
2.A revision of the genus Pyrota. I. The Mylabrina Group (Coleoptera: Meloidae)
Selander R.B. 1982. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 55: 665-717.