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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Most control measures have therefore targeted adults either at colonization stage in the field or at emergence in storage facilities. Because of the faba bean crop biology and its attraction to pollinators at flowering stage, restrictions on pesticides uses have been introduced in Europe. Photos of insects and people from the gathering in ArizonaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in Alabama Photos of insects and people from the gathering in Iowa Photos from the Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa Photos from the gathering in Washington.

Fields near overwintering sites such as woody and herbaceous environment, and storage facilities, present increased risk of B. Larvae are thus protected from biological and chemical control.

Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. They migrate from crop to crop following flower availability. The end of blooming indicates the end of adult activity in the field. Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe Roques A.

Broadbean weevil

We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. Please consider a year-end gift to BugGuide! Adults are extremely mobile during the day, and find refuge in resting sites in flowers and young leaves at night and early morning.


If rufjmanus need expert professional advice, contact your local extension office. Adults are in reproductive diapause and overwinter in gruchus sites such as under tree barks, particularly of old, standing rucimanus, hedgerows, lichen, and in forests [1] or leaf litter. Although the measures taken in storage facilities do not decrease the proportion of damaged seeds, they limit the densities of emerging insects and therefore the pressure for the coming year.

Larval development lasts two to three months. More specifically, a day length of 16h is required for the beetles to terminate their reproductive diapause. A maximum of ten eggs per pod is observed. CS1 German-language sources de Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

Retrieved from ” https: It reproduces in spring in faba bean crops, lays eggs on the young pods, develops in the growing seeds and overwinters as adults in shelters, or in diapause as larva or pupa diapause in the stored seeds. Bruchinae Beetles rbuchus in Such measures will be especially efficient in storage as most B. Adult population density can be estimated by counts on plants at field colonization.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Control measures have been focused on direct control with insecticides, rufianus restrictions and removal from market due to environmental concerns have increased the need for alternative measures.

Because mating and oviposition are spread over a few weeks, adults can emerge before or after harvest. Bruchidae Infestation During Storage”.

Species Bruchus rufimanus – Broadbean Weevil –

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 An optimal day length of 18h is found to induce diapause termination. Bruchus rufimanuscommonly known as the broad bean weevilbroad bean beetleor broad bean seed beetle is a leaf beetle which inhabits crops and fields, as well as some homes.


The adult beetles feed on pollen, while their larvae tunnel in seeds destroying crops and moving on to new ones once they dry out. Bruchus rufimanus Enlarged view of a broad bean beetle Scientific classification Kingdom: In addition, damaged seeds have increased susceptibility to rust and root diseases.

Broadbean weevil

Journal of Insect Physiology. It is particularly advised to spray in absence of pollinators in the early morning and evening. Journal of Plant Protection Research. Second edition Bousquet Y.

Bruchus rufimanus is most vulnerable at the adult stage. Bugguide is hosted by: Click the contributor’s name for licensing and usage information. Contributed by v belov on 7 February, – It is a pest of faba beans Vicia faba L. Field density can vary. Additionally, the end of larval and pupal diapause and therefore the emergence of B.

The larval stages of B. After around ten days of pupal stage, the adult emerges from the seeds. The pressure from B. The presence of beetles in the seeds after harvest thereby decreases faba bean commercial value.

This stage is therefore a threshold marking the end of insecticide application and occurs no later than five days after last blooming.