Acanthoscelides pallidipennis (Motschulsky, 1874)

Li, You, Wang, Zhiliang, Guo, Jianjun, Napoles, Jesus Romero, Ji, Yingchao, Jiang, Chunyan & Zhang, Runzhi, 2014, Contribution to the knowledge of seed-beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Bruchinae) in Xinjiang, China, ZooKeys 466, pp. 13-28: 15

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Acanthoscelides pallidipennis (Motschulsky, 1874)


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Chrysomelidae

Acanthoscelides pallidipennis (Motschulsky, 1874)   Figs 3-4, 49


Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, North America, North Korea, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan.


We did not find any specimens of Acanthoscelides pallidipennis   in Xinjiang in our to study, however Tan and Yu (1980) recorded it in Xinjiang. According to Tan and Yu (1980), the North American bruchid Acanthoscelides pallidipennis   was introduced to China with its natural host Amorpha fruticosa   L. a number of years ago. It has been a major pest of Amorpha fruticosa   seeds in China.