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Species Bruchus pisorum - Pea 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 (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Bruchinae (Pea and Bean Weevils)
Tribe Bruchini
Genus Bruchus
Species pisorum (Pea Weevil)
Other Common Names
Pea Beetle, Pea Seed Beetle
Explanation of Names
Bruchus pisorum (Linnaeus 1758)
Size
3.9–4.9 mm(1)
Range
one of the most widely distributed species in the world(1), native to temperate Asia(2), adventive and widespread throughout NA(1) north to NF-BC(3). Capinera, John L. North American Vegetable Pests. The Pattern of Invasion. American Entomologist. Spring 2002
Food
Dried peas; Lathyrus, Pisum, Vicia(2)
Life Cycle
must oviposit on green pods in the field and has only one generation each year; does not reinfest stored pea seeds, unlike some other bruchines(1)
Remarks
pest of stored peas(2); most destructive to the common varieties of Pisum sativum and usually emerges in storage(1)
Internet References
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Works Cited
1.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).
2.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.