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Genus Bruchidius

Pea Beetle - Bruchidius villosus Tiny Black Beetles - Bruchidius villosus Tiny Black Beetles - Bruchidius villosus Bruchinae? - Bruchidius villosus Broom Seed Beetle - Bruchidius villosus Pack Forest-1 - Bruchidius villosus Pennsylvania Beetle for ID - Bruchidius terrenus Gray Leaf Beetle - Dorsal - 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.