Belongs within: Meloinae. American hitch-hikers Published 11 June 2024 One of the major sticking points in the classification of the Meloidae, the blister beetles, has been the question of what to make of the Tetraonycini. This distinctive assemblage of blister beetles is unique to the Americas, and exhibits a number of features that stand out… Continue reading Tetraonycini


Belongs within: Meloidae. Meloe, oil beetles, is a genus of flightless beetles with reduced elytra that overlap at their base. The genus is primarily Holarctic in distribution with a smaller number of species in Africa and adjoining Oriental regions (Bologna & Pinto 2002). Characters (from Bologna & Pinto 2002): Head completely dark in colour; frontal… Continue reading Meloe

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