Bruchidius

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Bruchidius
Bruchidius endotubercularis.jpg
Bruchidius endotubercularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea
Family: Chrysomelidae
Subfamily: Bruchinae
Genus: Bruchidius
Schilsky, 1905
Species

about 300

Bruchidius is a genus of beetles in the bean weevil subfamily (Bruchinae) of the leaf beetle family, Chrysomelidae. Most are native to the Old World.[1]

The larvae of these beetles often feed on plants of the legume family, Fabaceae. The species Bruchidius siliquastri, for example, is a seed beetle named for its host, the Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum).[2] It lives on other Cercis species, as well.[1] One of several groups within the genus, the B. centromaculatus group, are mostly limited to acacias.[3] The genus can also be found on plants of the carrot and parsley family, Apiaceae, and the aster family, Asteraceae.[1]

There are around 300 species in this genus.[1]

Species include:[2][3]

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