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Species Acanthoscelides tridenticulatus

Acanthoscelides tridenticulatus Bottimer - Acanthoscelides tridenticulatus Acanthoscelides tridenticulatus Bottimer - Acanthoscelides tridenticulatus
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 Bruchini
Subtribe Acanthoscelidina
Genus Acanthoscelides
Species tridenticulatus (Acanthoscelides tridenticulatus)
Explanation of Names
Acanthoscelides tridenticulatus Bottimer 1969
Size
Body length 2.3–2.7 mm (1)
Range
TX-LA - Map (1)(2)
Food
Host: powderpuff (Mimosa strigillosa, Fabaceae) (1)
Remarks
Type locality: Brownsville, Cameron Co., TX
See Also
Closely resembles Acanthoscelides quadridentatus (Schaeffer)
Both species have been reared from the same host plant, same collection of seeds. (1)
Print References
Bottimer, L.J. 1969. Bruchidae associated with Mimosa with description of a new species. The Canadian Entomologist 101: 1186–1198.
Works Cited
1.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)