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Genus Acanthoscelides

Acanthoscelides longistilus (Horn) - Acanthoscelides longistilus Bean Weevil - Acanthoscelides calvus beetle - Acanthoscelides tenuis Genus? - Acanthoscelides Bruchinae - Acanthoscelides Bruchinae, lateral - Acanthoscelides perforatus Riparian Acanthoscelides visiting Cleome serrulata - Acanthoscelides fraterculus Acanthoscelides biustulus (Fall) - Acanthoscelides biustulus
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
a somewhat loosely defined, very large, difficult group [might be congeneric with Merobruchus(1)]
Explanation of Names
Acanthoscelides Schilsky 1905
'spiny thighs'
~55 spp. in our area(2) (ca. 300 in the New World)
our spp. 1.1–3.5 mm(1)
Across the continent(2); the vast majority of spp. seems to be confined to the New World
Works Cited
1.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.