Bruchus loti Paykull, 1800

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Bruchus > Bruchus loti

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Bruchus loti
Bruchus loti

Description

Size: 1.7-2.9
Basic colour: Black with uniform dorsal pubescence (no dense pale patches)
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: As basic colour

Biology

Status: Widespread in England & Wales
Habitat: Various, natural and man-made.
Host plant: Various leguminous species
Overwintering: Adults under tree bark.
Food: Larvae in leguminous seeds.
Other notes: Parasitised by the braconid wasp Triaspis thoracica in France, and the pteromalid wasp Pteromalus semotus in England.

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