Sometimes known as the Broad Bean Weevil (or Broad Bean Beetle). At about 5 mm, this is the largest species in the genus Bruchus. The elytra are grey-brown. Mediterranean pulse beetle – [Bruchus emarginatus] Citation: Walker, K. () Broadbean weevil (Bruchus rufimanus) Updated on 9/2/ Adult emerging from an attacked bean; Bruchus rufimanus Boheman (Coutin R. / OPIE) Damage on field bean seeds The adults emergence holes are visible.

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Adults are in reproductive diapause and overwinter in protected sites such as under tree barks, particularly of old, standing trees, hedgerows, lichen, and in forests [1] or leaf litter.

Bruchus rufimanuscommonly known as the broad bean weevilbroad bean beetle bguchus, or broad bean seed beetle is a leaf beetle which inhabits crops and fields, as well as some homes. Rain might increase egg mortality. Chremylus rubiginosus and Triaspis thoracicus family: Bruchus Linnaeus Adults are extremely mobile during the day, and find refuge in resting sites in flowers and young leaves at night and early morning.

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Broadbean weevil

After about 10 days 1—3 weeks depending on temperatureslarvae hatch and bore directly throughout the pod walls and develop within the seed. Parasitoids have been found to parasitize B.

Eggs are laid predominantly on the lowest parts of the ruvimanus. Their larvae develop into B. Journal of Plant Protection Research.


It is a pest of faba beans Vicia faba L. In addition, population estimate are difficult to obtain as egg laying is spread over time until 5—10 days after the end of flowering BBCH If you need expert professional advice, contact your local extension office.

In addition, due to B. They migrate from crop to crop following flower availability. Larval development lasts two to three rufianus. The broad bean beetle, B.

More specifically, a day length of 16h is required for the beetles to terminate their reproductive diapause. Click the contributor’s name for licensing and bruchu information. The adult beetles feed on pollen, while their larvae tunnel in seeds destroying crops and moving on to new ones once they dry out. This page was last edited on 13 Augustat Control measures have been focused on direct control with insecticides, but restrictions and removal from market due to environmental concerns have increased the need for alternative measures.

BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols. The larval stages of B. Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. Upcoming Events Discussioninsects and people from the BugGuide Gathering in VirginiaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in WisconsinJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in VirginiaJune Additionally, the presence of living insects on seeds are an issue for the export market as no living insects are allowed for export.


Bruchidae Infestation During Storage”.

Journal of Insect Physiology. The presence of beetles in the seeds after harvest thereby decreases faba bean commercial value.

Views Read Edit View history. Once males and females are both sexually mature, mating is spread over a few weeks.

Bruchus rufimanus – Wikipedia

Females lay between 50 and eggs. Contributed by v belov on rugimanus February, – It reproduces in spring in faba bean crops, lays eggs on the young pods, develops in the growing seeds and overwinters as adults in shelters, or in diapause as larva or pupa diapause rufimamus the stored seeds. We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. Additionally, the end of larval and pupal diapause and therefore the emergence of B.

Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe Roques A. Because mating and oviposition are spread over a few weeks, adults can emerge before or after harvest.

Broadbean weevil

This stage is therefore a threshold marking the end of insecticide application and occurs no later than five days after last blooming.

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