What is another word for Family Bruchidae?

2 synonyms found


[ fˈamɪli bɹˈʌt͡ʃɪdˌiː], [ fˈamɪli bɹˈʌt‍ʃɪdˌiː], [ f_ˈa_m_ɪ_l_i b_ɹ_ˈʌ_tʃ_ɪ_d_ˌiː]

The Family Bruchidae belongs to the order Coleoptera and is commonly referred to as seed beetles. They are small insects that feed on the seeds of various plants and are known for their economic significance in agriculture and forestry. Other synonyms for the Family Bruchidae include legume weevils and pea weevils. These beetles are recognizable by their robust body, elongated snout, and distinctive markings. Members of this family can be found worldwide and are classified into different genera based on their physical characteristics. Despite their small size, these beetles play a vital role in the ecosystem as seed predators and serve as an important food source for various animals.

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How to use "Family bruchidae" in context?

Family Bruchidae is a small family of beetles that contains about 30 species in 10 genera. They are distributed mainly in the Old World but one species, Canberra bruchid beetle (Odontoma canberra), is found in the New World. Most of the members of the family are small, dark wood-boring beetles. Many bruchidae are attracted to rotting wood. They create inch-long tunnels in the wood, and feed on the organic matter that forms their nests.

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