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Genus Zabrotes

Bruchinae - Zabrotes spectabilis Small beetle - Zabrotes Small beetle - Zabrotes Chrysomelidae - Zabrotes? - Zabrotes Zabrotes subfasciatus Which species of Zabrotes is this? - Zabrotes Bruchinae, ventral - Zabrotes subnitens Zabrotes subnitens - Zabrotes
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 Amblycerini
Genus Zabrotes
Explanation of Names
Zabrotes Horn 1885
Numbers
18 spp. in our area(1)
Range
mostly sw. US, but 2 spp. (Z. arenarius & Z. subnitens) range east to NJ-FL, two more (S. densus & S. spectabilis) north to OR, and S. subfasciatus is tropicopolitan (reportedly established in TX)(1)
Remarks
our only representative of the subtribe Spermophagina Borowiec 1987
Works Cited
1.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).