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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Broadbean weevil

Bruchus Linnaeus After about 10 days 1—3 weeks depending on temperatureslarvae hatch and bore directly throughout the pod walls and develop within the seed. Most control measures have therefore targeted adults either at colonization stage in the field or at emergence in storage facilities. African Journal of Agricultural Research. Before entering its pupal stage, the larva cuts a circular cap.

A maximum of ten eggs per pod is observed. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Larvae are thus protected from biological and chemical control. Please consider a year-end gift to BugGuide!


More specifically, a day length of 16h is required for the beetles to terminate their reproductive diapause. In addition, damaged seeds have increased susceptibility to rust and root diseases. 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 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


An optimal day length of 18h is found to induce diapause termination. The presence of beetles in the seeds after harvest thereby decreases faba bean commercial value. Field density can vary. Braconidaeand Dinarmus acutus family: Adults are extremely mobile during the day, and find refuge in resting sites in flowers and young leaves at night and early morning.

Once fertilized, females B. Generalist predators on faba bean leaves such as spiders might feed on B.

Bruchus rufimanus Boheman, | UK Beetle Recording

The broad bean beetle, B. Because of the faba bean crop biology and its attraction to pollinators at flowering stage, restrictions on pesticides uses have been introduced in Europe. The larval stages of B. Their larvae develop into B.

Once males and females are both sexually mature, mating is spread over a few weeks. Parasitoids have been found to parasitize B. 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 The development semiochemical attractants trapping systems for both monitoring and pest control has received particular interest in ongoing research on the beetle.


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Bruchidae in a region of Kabylia rufimansu Algeria”. Bruchus rufimanus Enlarged view of a broad bean beetle Scientific classification Kingdom: Journal of Insect Physiology.

The adult beetles feed on pollen, while their larvae tunnel in seeds destroying crops and moving on to new ones once they dry out. CS1 German-language sources de Articles with ‘species’ microformats. The end of blooming indicates the end of adult activity in the field. Views Read Edit View history. Larval development lasts two to three months.

Adult buchus density can be estimated by counts on plants at field colonization.

Bruchus rufimanus is most vulnerable at the adult stage. Fields near overwintering sites such as woody and herbaceous environment, and storage facilities, nruchus increased risk of B.