Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

March 1995


Insecta Mundi, published by the Center for Systematic Entomology, is available online at Copyright © by Kingsolver.


Recent collections have resulted in provisional extensions of distributional ranges of 4 species of Bruchidae. All species of plants listed belong to the Leguminosae (Fabaceae).

Acanthoscelides obvelatus Bridwell was recently intercepted at the Miami, Florida, International Airport infesting Phaseolus spp. beans grown in Haiti and Cuba. Previous records for this bruchid include mainland localities in Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia. No precise localities in the West Indies are known. These collections indicate that this bruchid is probably established on Hispaniola and Cuba.

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