Meloe americanus

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Meloe americanus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Meloidae
Genus: Meloe
M. americanus
Binomial name
Meloe americanus
Leach, 1815

Meloe americanus, the buttercup oil beetle, is a species of blister beetle in the family Meloidae.[1][2][3][4] It is found in North America.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Meloe americanus Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  2. ^ "Meloe americanus species details". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  3. ^ "Meloe americanus". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  4. ^ "Meloe americanus Species Information". Retrieved 2018-04-21.

Further reading[edit]

  • Arnett, R.H. Jr.; Thomas, M. C.; Skelley, P. E.; Frank, J. H., eds. (2002). American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0849309540.
  • 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, 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.
  • Pinto, John D.; Selander, Richard B. (1970). "The Bionomics of Blister Beetles of the Genus Meloe and a Classification of the New World Species". Illinois Biological Monographs. University of Illinois Press (42).
  • White, Richard E. (1998) [1983]. A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America (Peterson Field Guides). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 0395910897.