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Megetra vittata

…is a species of blister beetle (Meloidae) that is native to the southwest United States (mainly Arizona and New Mexico and neighboring states). Megetra vittata is mainly found in arid areas and like other blister beetles is capable of excreting a noxious chemical if threatened.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Coleoptera-Polyphaga-Tenebrionoidea-Meloidae-Meloinae-Eupomphini-Megetra-M. vittata

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