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Callosobruchus
(pulse beetle)

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Callosobruchus (pulse beetle)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Callosobruchus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • pulse beetle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Callosobruchus maculatus (cowpea weevil); flight form male.
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CaptionCallosobruchus maculatus (cowpea weevil); flight form male.
Copyright©Georg Goergen/IITA Insect Museum, Cotonou, Benin
Callosobruchus maculatus (cowpea weevil); flight form male.
AdultCallosobruchus maculatus (cowpea weevil); flight form male.©Georg Goergen/IITA Insect Museum, Cotonou, Benin

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Callosobruchus

Preferred Common Name

  • pulse beetle

International Common Names

  • English: bean weevil
  • Spanish: brúquidos de los frijoles
  • French: bruchides des haricots

Local Common Names

  • Turkey: tohum bocekleri

EPPO code

  • CALSSP (Callosobruchus sp.)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Bruchidae
  •                             Genus: Callosobruchus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 19 Mar 2020

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Seeds / internal feeding

References

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