Bruchus ervi Frölich, 1799

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Bruchus > Bruchus ervi


Size: 3-4mm
Basic colour: Dorsally blackish
Pattern colour: Dense pale pubescence and several white markings. Variable and gaps in the pubescence may give the appearance of dark marks/spots.
Number of spots: As pattern colour.
Pronotoum: As basic & pattern colour.
Leg colour: Hind pair blackish, front/mid pairs orange.

Found breeding in imported lentils in a shop in East Sussex in 1985.


Status: Very rare introduction.
Habitat: In stored pulses and similar produce.
Host plant: Pulses
Overwintering: In Britain only indoors.
Food: Pulse seeds

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