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Species Gibbobruchus mimus - Redbud Bruchid

Bruchinae, dorsal - Gibbobruchus mimus Coluld be Gibbobruchus mimus? - Gibbobruchus mimus - female Flea beetle - Gibbobruchus mimus Bruchinae? - Gibbobruchus mimus Gibbobruchus mimus Possible Redbud Seed Weevil on Queen Anne's Lace - Gibbobruchus mimus Gibbobruchus mimus Rotund beetle - Gibbobruchus mimus
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 (Longhorn and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Bruchinae (Pea and Bean Weevils)
Tribe Bruchini
Subtribe Acanthoscelidina
Genus Gibbobruchus
Species mimus (Redbud Bruchid)
Explanation of Names
Gibbobruchus mimus (Say 1831)
mimus (G). 'mimic' (1)
Size
2.3-3.5 mm(2)
Identification
Male pygidium almost totally pubescent, female pygidium with cordate, glabrous swelling(2)

Dets. M. A. Quinn
Range
e. US, Calif. (CA-FL-ON-IA) - Map (2)(3)
Food
Preferred host: eastern redbud - Cercis canadensis, also on C. orbiculata (=occidentalis); Bauhinia lunarioides (Fabaceae);
adults on flowers of various plants(2)
See Also
Gibbobruchus mimus is not sympatric w:
Merobruchus major (Fall) - Ebony Bruchid
- Range: s. TX
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2022
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Handbook of the Bruchidae of the United States and Canada
Kingsolver J.M. 2004. USDA, Technical Bulletin 1912 (2 vols.).
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)