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Species Cysteodemus wislizeni - Black Bladder-bodied Meloid

Cystodemus - Cysteodemus wislizeni Cysteodemus (spider beatle) - Cysteodemus wislizeni Cysteodemus wislizeni Desert Spider Beetle - Cysteodemus wislizeni Black Bladder-bodied Meloid - Cysteodemus wislizeni Cysteodemus wislizeni? - Cysteodemus wislizeni Cysteodemus wislizeni Cysteodemus wislizeni
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 Cysteodemus (Desert Spider Beetles)
Species wislizeni (Black Bladder-bodied Meloid)
Explanation of Names
Cysteodemus wislizeni LeConte 1851
Patronym for Friedrich Adolph Wislizenus (1810-1889), a German-born American MD, explorer and botanist.
Numbers
2 spp., both in sw US (1)
Size
9-16 mm (2)
Identification
C. wizlizeni: dorsum shining, deep metallic blue/green/violet, lacking incrustation. Chihuahuan Desert.
Range
AZ to w. TX / n. Mexico (3)(1)
Season
mostly: May-Sept (2)(BG data)
See Also
Cysteodemus armatus: white to yellow-brown incrustation. Mojave Deserts.
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1851. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera, from California. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York, 5: 125–184.
Pinto, J.D. 1984. A taxonomic review of Cysteodemus LeConte, Phodaga LeConte and Pleuropasta Wellman (Coleoptera: Meloidae: Eupomphina) with a new generic synonymy. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 86: 127-143. (Full Text)
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2008
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.