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Species Bruchus brachialis - Vetch Bruchid

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Bruchinae (Pea and Bean Weevils)
Tribe Bruchini
Genus Bruchus
Species brachialis (Vetch Bruchid)
Explanation of Names
Bruchus brachialis Fåhraeus 1839
Size
2.5–2.9 mm (smaller than the other two congeners in NA)(1)
Identification
pattern:
mottled with fine pale spots, the only conspicous a prescutellar on pronotum.

male frontlegs inflated (name!), antennae all yellow in male,
mostly dark on female, terminal segment frequently red again.
Range
adventive to NA - Map (1)(2)(3), native to w. Palaearctic
Food
hosts: Lathyrus sativus, Vicia (especially V. villosa) (1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: 1931 (NJ-MD)(1)