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Genus Amblycerus

Amblycerus Locust Seed Borer - Amblycerus robiniae Pea and Bean Weevil - Amblycerus robiniae 815W02 - Amblycerus robiniae unknown Polyphaga - Amblycerus robiniae beetle - Amblycerus robiniae Amblycerus robiniae locust bean weevil - Amblycerus robiniae
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 Amblycerini
Genus Amblycerus
Explanation of Names
Amblycerus Thunberg 1815
7 species in our area + many more in the Neotropics (1)(2)

Species: (2)
Amblycerus eustrophoides - Cuba, Mexico, Costa Rica, Florida (from Drypetes laterifolia)
Amblycerus ireriae - TX
Amblycerus nigromarginatus - US (FL) to Brazil
Amblycerus robiniae - widespread in US, into Mexico
Amblycerus schwarzi - FL
Amblycerus sosia - FL introduction
Amblycerus vitis - AZ, TX, likely into Mexico
most of the US, with a single widely distributed sp. (A. robiniae: NH-FL west to AB-OR-CA) and others in the extreme south (3 FL, 2 TX, 1 AZ)(2)
our only representative of the subtribe Amblycerina Bridwell 1932
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).