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Genus Sennius

Small bruchine, Sta*tor? - Sennius morosus Sennius guttifer (Sharp) - Sennius guttifer Bruchinae, lateral - Sennius abbreviatus Sennius guttifer (Sharp) - Sennius guttifer Weevil - Sennius abbreviatus Sennius cruentatus Sennius Beetle emerging from collection of Senna marilandica - Sennius
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 Sennius
Explanation of Names
Sennius Bridwell 1946
11 spp. in our area(1)
1.8–2.8 mm(1)
in our area(1):
2 spp. are widely eastern (S. abbreviatus NY-GA west to IL-AR-TX; S. cruentatus) MA-MN-SD south to FL-LA-OK)
S. fallax is confined to the extreme southeast (GA-FL)
S. discolor is rather widely southwestern (AR-TX-CA)
the rest are southwestern (S. morosus TX-AZ, S. simulans AZ-CA, plus 3 spp. confined to AZ and 2, to TX)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).