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Species Lytta lecontei

Lytta lecontei Heyden - Lytta lecontei - male Lytta lecontei (Male and Female) - Lytta lecontei - male - female Cactus Insect # 4 - Lytta lecontei Red insect with two spots - Lytta lecontei orange blister beetle - Lytta lecontei
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Meloidae (Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Meloinae
Genus Lytta
No Taxon (Subgenus Paralytta)
No Taxon (Fulvipennis Group)
Species lecontei (Lytta lecontei)
Explanation of Names
Lytta lecontei Heyden 1890
13-20 mm (1)
Head and pronotum orange or yellow (pronotum with two black spots), sparsely punctate, and sparsely pubescent (1)

Det. R.B. Selander, 1953
Dallas to ne. Mex. (Tamps) - Map (1)(2)
Mar-Sep (1)
Life Cycle
on alfalfa (3)
Works Cited
1.Bionomics, systematics and phylogeny of Lytta, a genus of blister beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae).
Selander, R.B. 1960. Illinois Biological Monographs, No. 28, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Texas
Dillon, Lawrence S. 1952. American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 48, No. 2:330-420.