No Common Name Meloe campanicollis Pinto and Selander, 1970  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Coleoptera   >   Family Meloidae   >   Genus Meloe   

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"Adults of many genera, notably Pedilus, are attracted to cantharidin (males seek out blister beetles, climb onto them and lick off the cantharidin the blister beetles exude and use the blistering agent to impress a female of their own species who then mates with them, whereupon most of the cantharidin is transfered to the female in the form of a sperm packet. The eggs the female subsequently lays are coated with cantharidin to protect them from being eaten before they hatch. -Jim McClarin, 26.iii.2006)" (BugGuide, 2006).

There are 12 records in the project database.

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Female Meloe campanicollis in Wicomico Co., Maryland (11/2/2013). Photo by Bill Cecil. (MBP list)

Meloe campanicollis being attended by several Pedilus terminalis in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/29/2007). Photo by Sara Tangren. (MBP list)

Meloe campanicollis being attended by several Pedilus terminalis in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/29/2007). Photo by Sara Tangren. (MBP list)

Meloe campanicollis in Wicomico Co., Maryland (11/2/2013). Photo by Bill Cecil. (MBP list)


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