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Species Merobruchus terani

Merobruchus terani Kingsolver - Merobruchus terani Merobruchus terani Kingsolver - Merobruchus terani
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 Merobruchus
Species terani (Merobruchus terani)
Explanation of Names
Merobruchus terani Kingsolver 1980
8 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Body length 2.9-4.5 mm; width 1.9-2.5 mm (2)
southmost TX to Costa Rica - Map (2)(3)
No host records are known in the United States, but two of the host plants listed by Kingsolver (1988) from northern Mexico, Acacia berlandieri and A. angustissima, also occur in Texas. The type series was reared from A. tenuifolia (2)
Type locality: Costa Rica, Guanacaste Prov., Santa Rosa N.P. (2)
See Also
Merobruchus terani is most similar to M. vacillator among the U.S. species (2)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA Tech. Bull. 1912 (2 vols.).
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)