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Cowpea Weevil

Scientific Name
Callosobruchus phaseoli
Scientific Author
(Gyllenhal, 1833)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae)
Status
Exotic Species Outbreak in Australia
Exotic Species Outbreak in Australia
Reliability
High
High
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Diagnostic Notes

Bruchids are distinctive globular beetles with long legs and long antennae. The elytra are patterned with light and dark patches and are short so they do not fully cover the abdomen. The underside of the abdomen is covered in fine hairs. Inner and outer ridge of ventral margin of hind femur each with spine.

 

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See references:  Rees (2004)

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
03/02/2006 05:42 AEST
Last Updated
07/09/2021 16:01 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Cowpea Weevil (Callosobruchus phaseoli) Updated on 9/7/2021 4:01:00 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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