The New World genera of Meloidae
(Coleoptera): A key and synopsis.
There are other similar cases both within the Meloidae
and in several of the other insect families.
8 Cerambycidae 5 1 20 Curculionidae 8 2 25 Meloidae
8 4 50 Passalidae 2 2 100 Scarabaeidae 30 9 30 N.
Blister beetles, of the insect family Meloidae
, defend themselves with a toxic secretion, cantharidin, that causes severe irritation to the skin and mucous membranes of warm-blooded animals.
1 09-01 Melandrya striata Say 3 05-19 to 06-09 Synchroa punctata Newman 6 06-09 to 07-27 Meloidae
Epicauta pensylvanica (DeGeer) 1 08-18 Meloe americanus (Leach) 1 05-05 Monotomidae Pycnotomina cavicolle (Horn) 4 05-05 to 06-03 Mordellidae Mordella marginata Melsheimer 3 06-16 to 08-17 Mordellistena aspersa (Melsheimer) 1 06-09 Mordellistena bihamata (Melsheimer) 1 07-14 Mycetophagidae Litargus balteatus LeConte 4 06-09 to 11-04 Litargus tetraspilotus LeConte 1 06-09 Mycetophagus melsheimeri LeConte 1 05-05 Oedemeridae Asclera ruficollis (Say) 3 04-28 to 05-19 Passandridae Catogenus rufus (F.
Lampyridae Larva de Lampyridae Meloidae
is a beetle family of order Coleoptera with about 120 genera and 3000 species.
Toxicity of cantharidin, a well known natural compound produced by beetles of family Meloidae
and Oedemeridae, was examined on Helicoverpa armigera.
The South American Phasia have been recorded as parasitoids of a few species of Pyrrhocoridae, Coreidae and Meloidae
1 Carabidae Metius circumfusus (Getm ar) Chrysomelidae Diabrotica speciosa (Germar) X X Spintherophyta sp Cocdnellidae Eriopis connexa (Getm ar) X X Meloidae
The prothoracic spina has been found in several Adephaga and Meloidae
, and in the larvae of Tenebrio, Riolus, Peltodytes and Sphaeridium.