What is another word for Genus Bruchus?
2 synonyms found
[ d͡ʒˈɛnəs bɹˈʌt͡ʃəs], [ dʒˈɛnəs bɹˈʌtʃəs], [ dʒ_ˈɛ_n_ə_s b_ɹ_ˈʌ_tʃ_ə_s]
Genus Bruchus is a term used in biology to refer to a group of beetles commonly known as seed weevils. These weevils belong to the family Chrysomelidae and are characterized by their elongated snouts and their habit of feeding and laying their eggs on the seeds of legumes. The term Genus Bruchus can be used interchangeably with the term seed weevils, or alternatively with the term bean weevils, since they are commonly found on bean crops. Other synonyms for Genus Bruchus include the broad term beetle, as well as more specific terms such as pea weevil, lentil weevil, and cowpea weevil, depending on the type of legume that the weevil infests.