Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Mimosestes

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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 Mimosestes
Explanation of Names
Mimosestes Bridwell 1946
6 spp. in our area(1)
FL and sw. US (KS-TX west to UT & CA)(1)
Print References
Kingsolver, J.M. & Johnson, C.D. 1979. Systematics of the genus Mimosestes (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). USDA Tech. Bull. 1590. 106 pp.
Works Cited
1.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).