Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Gibbobruchus

Beetle playing possum - Gibbobruchus mimus Coluld be Gibbobruchus mimus? - Gibbobruchus mimus - female Gibbobruchus mimus male, posterior - Gibbobruchus mimus - male Flea beetle - Gibbobruchus mimus Gibbobruchus mimus? - Gibbobruchus mimus - male Gibbobruchus sp.? - Gibbobruchus mimus Gibbobruchus mimus Small beetle - Gibbobruchus mimus
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
Subtribe Acanthoscelidina
Genus Gibbobruchus
Explanation of Names
Gibbobruchus Pic 1913
3 spp. in our area(1)
US to Brazil; in our area, G. mimus is widespread (PA & ON to FL west to WI-IA-KS-NV-AZ), while the other two are restricted to TX(1)
host plants are Bauhinia & Cercis spp.; adults often found on flowers of many other plants(1)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).