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Species Sibinia fulva

On bloomed out yellow accia - Sibinia fulva Sibinia fulva (LeConte) - Sibinia fulva Sibinia fulva Sibinia? - Sibinia fulva Sibinia? - Sibinia fulva Sibinia? - Sibinia fulva Brick red weevil - Sibinia fulva Brick red weevil - Sibinia fulva
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 Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Curculioninae
Tribe Tychiini (Leguminous Seed Weevils)
Subtribe Tychiina
Genus Sibinia
Species fulva (Sibinia fulva)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sibinia fulva (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Sibynes fulvus LeConte 1876
Syn: Itychus fulvus (LeCOnte)
Explanation of Names
fulv (L). 'reddish yellow, tawny' (1)
22 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Length: male, 2.16-2.77 mm,
female 2.57-2.98 mm (3)

Det. R. S. Anderson, 2011
CA to w. TX, NV / n. Mex. (3),(BG data)
Type Locality: Cape San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
mostly: Apr-Jul (3)
Life Cycle
Larvae dev. in Acacia greggii and A. roemeriana reproductive structures (Clark 1978),(3)
The seed beetle Merobruchus julianus (Horn) (Bruchidae) was reared from A. greggii seeds attacked by S. fulva. The bruchids occupied the centres of the large flattened seeds while the weevils fed around the edges. Thirty-nine percent of seeds infested by S. fulva in a sample from one mi S Premont were also infested by bruchids. (3)
Print References
Clark, W.E. 1978. The weevil genus Sibinia Germar: Natural history, taxonomy, phylogeny, and zoogeography, with revision of the New World species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Quaestiones Entomolgicae 14(2): 91-387.
LeConte, J.L. & G.H. Horn. 1876. The Rhynchophora of America North of Mexico. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 15(96): i-xvi + 1-455. Full Text
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.The weevil genus Sibinia: natural history, taxonomy, phylogeny, and zoogeography.
Wayne E. Clark. 1978. Quaestiones Entomolgicae 14(2): 91-387.