Taxon profile


Blister Beetle
Lytta vesicatoria (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  family Meloidae - blister beetles »  genus Lytta »  subgenus Lytta

Scientific synonyms

Cantharis vesicatoria
Lytta (Lytta) vesicatoria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lytta crassicornis Costa, 1882

Other names

= Blister Fly
= Spanish Fly


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Distribution maps

Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Lytta vesicatoria freudei Kaszab, 1958

Lytta vesicatoria freudei

subspecies Lytta vesicatoria moreana Pic, 1941
subspecies Lytta vesicatoria togata Fischer von Waldheim, 1844

Lytta vesicatoria togata

subspecies Lytta vesicatoria vesicatoria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lytta vesicatoria vesicatoria

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [123716]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Lytta vesicatoria (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ EN Farkač J., Král D. & Škorpík M. (eds.) (2005): List of threatened species in the Czech Republic. Invertebrates, Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR, Praha, 760 pp. [as Lytta vesicatoria (Linné, 1758)]

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