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Species Acanthoscelides obtectus - Bean Weevil

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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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Bruchinae (Pea and Bean Weevils)
Tribe Bruchini
Subtribe Acanthoscelidina
Genus Acanthoscelides
Species obtectus (Bean Weevil)
Other Common Names
American Seed Beetle, Dried Bean Weevil
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acanthoscelides obtectus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Bruchus obtectus Say, 1831
Range
widely dist. - Map (1), native to the western hemisphere, of neotropical origin (Middle America or n. South America), now distributed throughout warm regions of Europe and Africa, and in some regions of Asia, but not in Australia(2)(3)
Habitat
in cold temperate regions can survive winter conditions only in a heated environment(4)
Food
beans, particularly of Phaseolus and Vigna(4); adults do not feed(2)
Works Cited
1.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
2.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
3.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).
4.Beetles associated with stored products in Canada: An identification guide
Bousquet Y. 1990. Research Branch Agriculture Canada, Publication 1837.