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Lytta aenea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Meloidae
Subfamily: Meloinae
Genus: Lytta
Fabricius, 1775
Lytta vesicatoria, the Spanish fly

Lytta is a genus of blister beetles in the family Meloidae. There are at least 70 described species in Lytta.[1][2][3][4]


These 73 species belong to the genus Lytta:[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Lytta Genus Information". Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ a b "Lytta Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ a b "Lytta Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  4. ^ a b "Browse Lytta". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-03-05.

Further reading[edit]

  • Blatchley, W.S. (1910). An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera, beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana. Nature Pub.
  • Bologna, Marco A.; Pinto, John D. (2001). "Phylogenetic studies of Meloidae (Coleoptera), with emphasis on the evolution of phoresy". Systematic Entomology. 26 (1): 33–72. ISSN 0307-6970.
  • LeConte, J.L. (1861). Classification of the Coleoptera of North America. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 3. Smithsonian Institution. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.38459. ISBN 0665100558.
  • Pinto, J.D.; Bologna, M.A. (1999). "The New World genera of Meloidae (Coleoptera): a key and synopsis". Journal of Natural History. 33 (4): 569–620. ISSN 0022-2933.
  • Pinto, John D.; Bologna, Marco A. (2002). Family 111. Meloidae Gyllenhal 1810. American Beetles vol. 2, Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. pp. 522–529. ISBN 0-8493-0954-9.
  • Selander, R.B. (1960). "Bionomics, systematics and phylogeny of Lytta, a genus of blister beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae)". Illinois Biological Monographs, No. 28, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.
  • Selander, Richard B. (1960). "Bionomics, Systematics, and Phylogeny of Lytta, a Genus of Blister Beetles (Coleoptera, Meloidae)". Illinois Biological Monographs. University of Illinois Press. no. 28.
  • White, Richard E. (1998) [1983]. A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America (Peterson Field Guides). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 0395910897.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Lytta at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Lytta at Wikispecies