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Species Bruchidius villosus - Broom Seed Beetle

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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
Subtribe Acanthoscelidina
Genus Bruchidius
Species villosus (Broom Seed Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Bruchidius villosus (Fabricius 1792)
Range
native to Europe, introduced in NA accidentally and currently widespread from QC & ON to NC, then released in the Pacific Northwest(1)
Food
specialist of genistoid legumes, in NA esp. on Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius)(1)
Remarks
first NA record: MA ca. 1918; used to control Scotch Broom in the Pacific Northwest(1)
Internet References
Fact sheets: anon.(2) | Pierce ()(3)