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Genus Bruchidius

Bruchinae sp - Bruchidius villosus Acanthoscelides - Bruchidius villosus pea weevil - Bruchidius villosus Pea and Bean Weevil - Bruchidius terrenus pea weevil - Bruchidius villosus Weevil - Bruchidius terrenus Beetles on Yampa - Bruchidius villosus Beetle - Bruchidius terrenus
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 Bruchidius
Explanation of Names
Bruchidius Schilsky 1905
3 spp. in our area, all adventive from Eurasia, ~300 described spp. total(1)(2)
key to spp. in(2)
widespread in the Old World; in our area: B. villosus e. NA (MA-ON-VA) and Pacific NW; B. cisti MT-BC; and B. terrenus se. US (NC-FL-MS)(1)(2)
our spp. on various legumes (Albizia, Cytisus, Laburnum, Onobrychis, Petteria, Spartium) and Cynoglossum (Boraginaceae)(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).
2.First North American records of the East Palearctic seed beetle Bruchidius terrenus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae)...
E.R. Hoebeke, A.G. Wheeler, jr., J.M. Kingsolver, D.L. Stephan. 2009. Florida Entomologist 92(3): 434-440.