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Species Megacerus impiger

bruchid - Megacerus impiger - male
Classification
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 Megacerus (Large-horned Bruchids)
Species impiger (Megacerus impiger)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megacerus impiger (Horn)
Orig. Comb: Bruchus impiger Horn 1873
Explanation of Names
impiger (L). "not slow" (?) (1)
Size
Body length 2.0–3.1 mm (2)
Range
mostly: s. CA to w. TX / Mex. (3), plus scattered records e. of TX (MS-FL-SC) (2)
Food
mostly Calystegia spp. (Convolvulaceae) (2)
See Also
species resembles M. cubiculus, but its range is generally western with only scattered records east of Texas. (2)
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1873. Revision of the Bruchidae of the United States. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 4: 311-342.
Internet References
Female - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).
3.Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico ("The Leng Catalogue")
Charles W. Leng. 1920. John D. Sherman, Jr., Mount Vernon, NY. x + 470 pp.