genus Acanthoscelides


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Noun1.genus Acanthoscelides - a genus of Bruchidaegenus Acanthoscelides - a genus of Bruchidae      
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Bruchidae, family Bruchidae - seed beetles
Acanthoscelides obtectus, bean weevil - larvae live in and feed on growing or stored beans
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However, many other economically important species belonging to genus Acanthoscelides have recently been reported from some Asian countries.
Several new species belonging to the genus Acanthoscelides have been reported from the new world, and many new species have been identified in the Neotropical region.
According to Johnson (1990) the genus Acanthoscelides is the largest in the New World Bruchidae, containing about 340 species, however, there are more than 200 species remaining to be described.