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Species Bruchidius villosus - Broom Seed Beetle

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn 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)
native to Europe, introduced in NA accidentally and currently widespread from QC & ON to NC, then released in the Pacific Northwest(1)
specialist of genistoid legumes, in NA esp. on Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius)(1)
first NA record: MA ca. 1918; used to control Scotch Broom in the Pacific Northwest(1)
Internet References
Fact sheets: anon.(2) | Pierce ()(3)