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Genus Bruchus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Bruchinae (Pea and Bean Weevils)
Tribe Bruchini
Genus Bruchus
Explanation of Names
Bruchus Linnaeus 1767
3 spp. in our area (all adventive), a great many in the Old World(1)
Old World; adventive but widely distributed in NA(1)
on various legumes (Lathyrus, Pisum, Vicia)(1)
Several species attack pulse crops in the field in temperate regions. Infested material may be carried indoors and adult beetles emerge there. They do not reinfest seeds indoors.(2)
our only representative of the subtribe Bruchina Latreille 1802
Works Cited
1.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).
2.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.