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Species Amblycerus robiniae

Locust Seed Borer - Amblycerus robiniae Amblycerus robiniae Locust Seed Borer - Amblycerus robiniae Amblycerus robiniae Spotted bean weevil - Amblycerus robiniae Amblycerus robiniae  - Amblycerus robiniae Beetle - Amblycerus robiniae Amblycerus robiniae
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 Amblycerini
Genus Amblycerus
Species robiniae (Amblycerus robiniae)
Explanation of Names
Amblycerus robiniae (Fabricius 1781)
3.8–7.3 mm(1)
the only wide-ranging sp. of the genus in our area (NH-FL west to AB-OR-CA)(1)
Larvae develop in seeds of locust trees (Gleditsia)(1)
one of the commonest bruchines in e. US(1)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA Tech. Bull. 1912 (2 vols.).