Bean weevil Acanthoscelides obtectus, copyright Clemson University.

Belongs within: Chrysomeloidea.

Acanthoscelides is a genus of bean weevils native to the New World, though some species have been spread elsewhere in the world, with most species feeding on legumes.

<==Acanthoscelides SJ73
    |–+–A. compressicornis SJ73
    |  `–+–A. chiricahuae SJ73
    |     `–+–A. mexicanus SJ73
    |        `–+–A. bisignatus SJ73
    |           `–A. obrienorum SJ73
    `–+–A. obtectus (Say 1831) SJ73, B14
       `–+–A. subaequalis SJ73
          `–+–A. prosopoides SJ73
             `–+–+–+–A. lobatus SJ73
                |  |  `–A. perforatus SJ73
                |  `–+–+–A. mixtus SJ73
                |     |  `–+–A. margaretae SJ73
                |     |     `–A. pullus SJ73
                |     `–+–+–A. oregonensis SJ73
                |        |  `–A. seminulum SJ73
                |        `–+–+–A. aureolus SJ73
                |           |  `–A. collusus SJ73
                |           `–+–A. daleae SJ73
                |              `–A. fraterculus SJ73
                `–+–+–A. fumatus SJ73
                   |  `–+–A. griseolus SJ73
                   |     `–A. rufovittatus SJ73
                   `–+–+–A. pulloides SJ73
                      |  `–+–A. biustulus SJ73
                      |     `–A. pugiunculus SJ73
                      `–+–A. submuticus SJ73
                         `–+–A. inquisitus SJ73
                            `–+–A. napensis SJ73
                               `–A. pauperculus SJ73

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B14] Bouchard, P. (ed.) 2014. The Book of Beetles: A lifesize guide to six hundred of nature’s gems. Ivy Press: Lewes (United Kingdom).

[SJ73] Slobodchikoff, C. W., & C. D. Johnson. 1973. A phenetic and a phylogenetic approach to the classification of a genus of seed beetles (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Systematic Zoology 22 (3): 280–294.

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