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Species Lytta cribrata

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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
Genus Lytta
No Taxon (Subgenus Paralytta)
No Taxon (Reticulata Group)
Species cribrata (Lytta cribrata)
Explanation of Names
Lytta cribrata LeConte 1853
Size
18-20 mm(1)
Identification
Pronotoum black at center, broadly orange at sides; head with a diamond-shaped orange frontal spot. (1)

Det. E. G. Riley, 1996
Range
sw. TX (Chinati Mts and Eagle Pass), Mexico (Chihuahua, Durango)(1)
Season
Mar-Apr, Aug-Oct(1)(BG data)
See Also
The black vertex and femora at once separate cribrata from both deserticola and corallifera. In addition, the pronotum is more extensively marked with black than in either of these species.(1)
Print References
LeConte J.L. 1853. Descriptions of some new Coleoptera from Texas, chiefly collected by the Mexican Boundary Commission. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 6: 439-448.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.