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Species Tricrania sanguinipennis

Blister beetle - Tricrania sanguinipennis Tricrania sanguinipennis Meloidae: Tricrania sanguinipennis - Tricrania sanguinipennis Blister Beetle - Tricrania sanguinipennis Tricrania sanguinipennis Tricrania sanguinipennis Red and Black Beetle - Tricrania sanguinipennis Dead red beetle - Tricrania sanguinipennis
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 Nemognathinae
Tribe Nemognathini
Genus Tricrania
Species sanguinipennis (Tricrania sanguinipennis)
Explanation of Names
Tricrania sanguinipennis Say 1824
the only eastern Tricrania
e. NA & adj. Canada (TX-FL-ME-NE)(1)
Feb-Apr (BG data)
Life Cycle
A parasitoid of colonial bees, such as Colletes
Print References
Parker, J.B. and A.G. Böving. 1924. The blister beetle Tricrania sanguinipennis—biology, descriptions of different stages, and systematic relationship. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 64(2513): 1-40.