Bruchus rufimanus Boheman, 1833

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Bruchus > Bruchus rufimanus

Common name: 

Bean seed beetle

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Bruchus rufimanus
Bruchus rufimanus
Bruchus rufimanus

Description

Size: 3.1-5.3mm
Basic colour: Blackish or brownish
Pattern colour: Various pale patches of pubescence
Number of spots: See pattern colour above
Pronotoum: As basic and pattern colours
Leg colour: As basic colour except front tibiae/femora (orange)

Pest of various stored beans.

Biology

Status: Widespread but local in England & Wales. 19th century records only from Scotland and Ireland.
Habitat: Various; natural and man-made.
Host plant: Various beans and peas.
Overwintering: Adults in/under deciduous bark; possibly also in beans.
Food: Larvae on beans, adults on pollen.
Other notes: Globally widespread though Palaearctic in origin. Many hymenopteran parasitoids worldwide.

Distribution (may take a minute to appear)