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Two new species of Bruchidius feeding on Caesalpinioids in Africa (Coleoptera: Bruchidae: Acanthoscelidini)

@article{Delobel2006TwoNS,
  title={Two new species of Bruchidius feeding on Caesalpinioids in Africa (Coleoptera: Bruchidae: Acanthoscelidini)},
  author={Alex G. L. Delobel},
  journal={Genus. International Journal of Invertebrate Taxonomy},
  year={2006},
  volume={17}
}
  • A. Delobel
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Genus. International Journal of Invertebrate Taxonomy
The African species of the Bruchidius rubicundus group feeding in seeds of Caesalpinioideae are revised. Bruchidius badjii, from West and Central Africa (Ivory Coast, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo), feed on Dialium spp. seeds, and Bruchidius lerui, from Kenya, predating upon seeds of Delonix elata, are described. Bruchidius biloboscutus PIC, 1947, from West Africa (Ivory Coast, Senegal) is redescribed. Relationships between seed-beetles feeding on Mimosoideae and those feeding… 

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  • Biology
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