Bruchus brachialis

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Bruchus > Bruchus brachialis

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Bruchus brachialis

Description

Size: 1.8-3.1mm
Basic colour: Brownish to blackish
Pattern colour: Variable white, cream or pale brown irregular patches of pubescence, overall appearance of being flecked pale grey against a brown-grey background.
Number of spots: See pattern colour
Pronotoum: See basic and pattern colour
Leg colour: Front legs orange, middle legs orange or dark, hind legs dark

New in 2012 UK checklist.

Biology

Status: Recently (2010) established in south Essex; likely to expand its range.
Habitat: On vetches
Host plant: Fodder vetch Vicia villosa in Essex; other vetches outside the UK.
Overwintering: Unknown
Food: Larvae presumably in seeds.

Articles

(2011). . Essex Naturalist 28: 29-33.

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