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Species Bruchidius terrenus

Coleoptera - Bruchidius terrenus Seedweevil? - Bruchidius terrenus Beetle - Bruchidius terrenus UID INSECT - Bruchidius terrenus UID WEEVIL - Bruchidius terrenus Utah-bean weevil - Bruchidius terrenus Utah-bean weevil - Bruchidius terrenus Weevil - Bruchidius terrenus
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 Bruchidius
Species terrenus (Bruchidius terrenus)
Explanation of Names
Bruchus terrenus Sharp 1886
Size
2.46-4.07 mm (mostly 3.7-3.8 mm)(1)
Range
native to e. Asia, adventive in NA(1), now widespread across so. US (BG data)
Food
host: mimosa or silk tree (Albizia julibrissin)(1)
Remarks
earliest NA record: NC 2004(1)
Works Cited
1.First North American records of the East Palearctic seed beetle Bruchidius terrenus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae)...
E.R. Hoebeke, A.G. Wheeler, jr., J.M. Kingsolver, D.L. Stephan. 2009. Florida Entomologist 92(3): 434-440.