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Bean weevil

Scientific Name
Acanthoscelides longescutus
Scientific Author
(Pic, 1938)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Argentina, espino, 17 May 1988, J. Cuma
Source
Sarah McCaffrey Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Acanthoscelides longescutus belong to a Mature pod oviposition guild (ie. females oviposit while pod is still on the tree).

This species only attacks pods of the legume genus Prosopis.
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
McCaffrey, Sarah
Created
12/09/2011 08:21 AEST
Last Updated
21/10/2011 09:49 AEST
Citation
McCaffrey, Sarah (2011) Bean weevil (Acanthoscelides longescutus) Updated on 10/21/2011 9:49:04 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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