Subfamily: Meloinae

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Tribe Lyttini. Lytta nitidula (Green-headed blister beetle), 14mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Tribe Meloini. Meloe angulatus (Oil beetle), 26mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Tribe Mylabrini. Ceroctis capensis (Spotted blister beetle), 12mm.  [image H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Tribe Mylabrini. Mylabris oculata (CMR beetle), 27mm. [image by A. Weaving , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Publications

  • Bologna, M.A., Fattorini, S. & Pinto, J.D. 2001. Review of the primitive blister beetle genus Iselma, with a description of the first instar larva (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea: Meloidae). African Entomology 9: 105-129.

  • Bologna, M.A. & Pinto, J.P. 2001. Phylogenetic studies of the Meloidae (Coleoptera), with emphasis on the evolution of phoresy. Systematic Entomology 26: 33-72.

  • Bologna, M.A. & Pinto. J.D. in press. The Old World genera of Meloidae (Coleoptera): a key and synopsis. Journal of Natural History 

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