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Species Acanthoscelides pectoralis

Acanthoscelides pectoralis (Horn) - Acanthoscelides pectoralis Acanthoscelides pectoralis (Horn) - Acanthoscelides pectoralis
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
Subtribe Acanthoscelidina
Genus Acanthoscelides
Species pectoralis (Acanthoscelides pectoralis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acanthoscelides pectoralis (Horn)
Orig. Comb: Bruchus pectoralis Horn 1873
length 2.3–3.1 mm (1)
Distinguishing characteristics for this species are body largely red with black frons and vertex, thoracic sterna, legs, and elytral border; dorsal vestiture yellowish; and mucro short. (1)
AZ, TX / Mex. - Map (1)(GBIF), widely dist. in TX
Bundleflower - Desmanthus sp., D. leptolobus, D. obtusus, D. reticulatus, D. velutinus, D. virgatus. (Fabaceae) (1)
Type Locality: Texas
See Also
The color pattern resembles that of Acanthoscelides griseolus (CA-TX); however, the elytral border and legs of the latter species are yellow.
Male genitalia of the two species are radically different (1)
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1873. Revision of the Bruchidae of the United States. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 4: 311-342.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).