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Species Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus

Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus (Schaeffer) - Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus (Schaeffer) - Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus
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 macrophthalmus (Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus (Schaeffer)
Orig. Comb: Bruchus macrophthalmus Schaeffer 1907
Explanation of Names
macrophthalmus (G). 'large-eye' (1)
length 2.9–3.8 mm (2)
red integument, eyes strongly enlarged in both sexes, narrowly divided on midline in male, frons carinate and narrowed, third and fourth striae ending in denticles on a gibbosity, and female pygidium with paired, curvate maculae. (2)
southmost TX, s. FL, HI / Mex to C. Amer. - Map (2)(3) (Introduced into FL, HI, and S. Africa)
Leucaena spp. - Leucaena leucocephala, L. pulverulenta, L. retusa (Fabaceae) (2)
Type locality: Texas, Brownsville, Esperanza Ranch. (2)
33 spmns taken during s. TX surveys of Hidalgo (mostly) and Cameron counties (4)
Print References
Mead, F., ed. 1989. [Seed weevils–new Florida records]. Tri-Ology Technical Report 28: 2.
Schaeffer, C. 1907. New Bruchidae with notes on known species and list of species known to occur at Brownsville, Texas, and in the Huachuca Mountains, Arizona. Museum of Brooklyn's Institute for Arts and Sciences, Science Bulletin 1(10): 291-306.
Internet References
Type info - Smithsonian
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Beetle biodiversity response to vegetation restoration of mid-valley riparian woodland in the LRGV of southern Texas.
King, J.E. 2015. Unpublished master's thesis, Texas A&M University, College Station. viii + 218 pp.