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Species Cysteodemus wislizeni - Black Bladder-bodied Meloid

Metalic beatle ?? - Cysteodemus wislizeni Large Round Beetle - Cysteodemus wislizeni Desert Spider Beetle - Cysteodemus wislizeni Cysteodemus wislizeni LeConte - Cysteodemus wislizeni Cysteodemus wislizeni? - Cysteodemus wislizeni Cysteodemus - Cysteodemus wislizeni Cysteodemus wislizeni Poofy Beetle - Cysteodemus wislizeni
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Meloidae (Blister Beetles)
Subfamily Meloinae
Tribe Eupomphini
Genus Cysteodemus (Desert Spider Beetles)
Species wislizeni (Black Bladder-bodied Meloid)
Explanation of Names
Cysteodemus wislizeni LeConte 1851
2 spp., both in sw US(1)
9―16 mm(2)
dorsum shining, deep metallic blue/green/violet, lacking incrustation
C. armatus (Mojave Desert) has light-colored incrustation
AZ―w.TX; n. Mexico(3)(1)
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.
2.The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Texas
Dillon, Lawrence S. 1952. American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 48, No. 2:330-420.
3.Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico ("The Leng Catalogue")
Charles W. Leng. 1920. John D. Sherman, Jr., Mount Vernon, NY. x + 470 pp.