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Callosobruchus chinensis (Southern Cowpea Weevil)


Wikipedia Abstract

Callosobruchus chinensis is a common species of beetle found in the bean weevil subfamily, and is known to be a pest to many stored legumes. Although it is commonly known as the adzuki bean weevil it is in fact not a true weevil, belonging instead to the leaf beetle family, Chrysomelidae. Other common names include the pulse beetle, Chinese bruchid and cowpea bruchid. This species has a very similar lifestyle and habitat to Callosobruchus maculatus and their identities are often mistaken for each other. This beetle is a common pest targeting many different species of stored legumes and it is distributed across the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. C. chinensis is one of the most damaging crop pests to the stored legume industry due to their generalized legume diets and wide di
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Pollinator of 
Causonis japonica (bushkiller)[2]

External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0