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Species Megacerus maculiventris

The little Bruchid that got away - Megacerus maculiventris - male Bruchid - Megacerus maculiventris Megacerus maculiventris (Fahraeus) - Megacerus maculiventris - male purplish beetle - Megacerus maculiventris - female
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 maculiventris (Megacerus maculiventris)
Explanation of Names
Megacerus maculiventris (Fåhraeus 1839)
2.0–2.5 mm(1)
The serrate ventromesal margin of the metafemur will immediately separate this species from all other species in this report except M. schaefferianus, from which M. maculiventris may be distinguished by its mottled integumental and vestitural pattern (no pattern in M. schaefferianus)... (1)
AZ, TX to n. S. America(1)
No hosts are known for the US records. Extralimital hosts: Ipomoea(1)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).