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Species Epicauta stuarti

This fancy Meloidae, - Epicauta stuarti beetle - Epicauta stuarti beetle - Epicauta stuarti Possible Soldier Beetle - Epicauta stuarti Epicauta stuarti LeConte - Epicauta stuarti Epicauta stuarti LeConte - Epicauta stuarti Epicauta stuarti Blister Beetle_Epicauta stuarti? - Epicauta stuarti
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)
Species stuarti (Epicauta stuarti)
Explanation of Names
Epicauta stuarti LeConte 1868
8-13 mm (1)
c. US (NM-OK-KS-WY) - Map (1)(2)
southern high plains (2)
most records from Sept. (2)
Life Cycle
on flowering broom snakeweed - Gutierrezia sarothrae (Asteraceae) (BG data)
Type Locality: New Mexico
Print References
Dillon, L.S. 1952. The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Texas. American Midland Naturalist 48(2): 330-420. (1)
LeConte, J.L. 1868. New Coleoptera collected on the survey for the extension of the Union Pacific railway, E.D. from Kansas to Fort Craig, New Mexico. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2: 49-64.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Texas
Dillon, Lawrence S. 1952. American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 48, No. 2:330-420.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)