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Species Phodaga marmorata

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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
Tribe Eupomphini
Genus Phodaga
Species marmorata (Phodaga marmorata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phodaga marmorata (Casey)
Orig. Comb: Negalius marmoratus Casey 1891
Size
6-16 mm
Range
CA to w. TX: Rio Grande Valley from near Albuquerque, NM, to the Big Bend region (TX) and west through so. AZ and Sonora to the Colorado and Mojave deserts of CA(1)
Season
late Jun to mid-Oct(1)
Food
adults on Pectis papposa (Chinch weed, native), Kallstroemia grandiflora (Arizona Caltrop, introduced), Tribulus terrestris (Puncturevine, introduced)(1)
Print References
Casey, T. L. (1891). Coleopterological notices III. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 6: 9-214. (Full Text)
Werner, F. G., W. R. Enns, and F. H. Parker. (1966). The Meloidae of Arizona. Tech. Bull. Agric. Exp. Stn. Univ. Ariz. 175. 96 pp.
Works Cited
1.A taxonomic review of Cysteodemus, Phodaga, and Pleuropasta with a new generic synonymy
Pinto J.D. 1984. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 86: 127-143.