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Subgenus Paralytta

Yuma Az. area bug - Lytta magister Blister Beetle - Lytta vulnerata Central Arizona Fire colored beetle? - Lytta magister Master Blister Beetles Mating - Lytta magister - male - female Lytta magister Horn - Lytta magister Lytta cribrata LeConte - Lytta cribrata In flight - Lytta magister - female Lytta magister - male - 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
Genus Lytta
No Taxon Subgenus Paralytta
Explanation of Names
Paralytta Selander 1960
Numbers
the largest of the subgenera, with 20 spp. in our area and 36 spp. total, divided into five groups(1)
Range
NA: BC through the western half of the US to so. Mexico(1)
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.