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Genus Mimosestes

Chrysomelidae or Bruchidae? - Mimosestes ulkei unknown beetle - Mimosestes nubigens Amblycerus? - Mimosestes Pea weevil from California (2) 10.07.21 - Mimosestes amicus Mimosestes protractus (Horn) - Mimosestes protractus Tiny Grey round bug - Mimosestes amicus Mimosestes? - Mimosestes Mimosestes ulkei? - Mimosestes ulkei
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
Subtribe Acanthoscelidina
Genus Mimosestes
Explanation of Names
Mimosestes Bridwell 1946
6 spp. in our area(1)
FL and sw. US (KS-TX west to UT & CA)(1)
Print References
Kingsolver, J.M. & Johnson, C.D. 1979. Systematics of the genus Mimosestes (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). USDA Tech. Bull. 1590. 106 pp.
Works Cited
1.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).