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Species Megacerus cubiculus

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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 cubiculus (Megacerus cubiculus)
Explanation of Names
Megacerus cubiculus (Casey 1884)
cubiculus = 'little cube'
Size
2.5 mm(1)
Range
DE-FL-TX, AZ / Mex. - Map (1)(2)
Food
hosts: Ipomoea spp., Merremia quinquefolia (Convolvulaceae)(1)
See Also
resembles M. impiger; ranges of the two overlap in the Southwest(1)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)