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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Seed Science and Technology 2. The presence of beetles in the seeds after harvest thereby decreases faba bean commercial value.

Early harvest could therefore be recommended for best control measures in storage facilities. Chremylus rubiginosus and Triaspis thoracicus family: 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Eggs are laid predominantly on the lowest parts of the plant. Please consider a year-end gift to BugGuide! 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. Because of their larval development inside the seeds which are protected by the pods, most inventorying methods are based on population of B.

Braconidaeand Dinarmus acutus family: After around ten days of pupal stage, the adult emerges from the seeds. In addition, population estimate are difficult to obtain as egg brucchus is spread over time until 5—10 days after the end of flowering BBCH This stage is therefore a threshold marking the end of insecticide application and occurs no later than five days after last blooming. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The broad bean beetle, B. Because of the faba bean crop biology and its attraction to pollinators at flowering stage, ruufimanus on pesticides uses have been introduced in Europe.


The adult beetles feed on pollen, while their larvae brcuhus in seeds destroying crops and moving on to new ones once they dry out. Larvae are thus protected from biological and chemical control. The larval stages of B. Contributed by v belov on 7 February, – Additionally, the end of larval and pupal diapause and therefore the emergence of B. In addition, damaged seeds have increased susceptibility to rufimanys and root diseases.

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Bruchus rufimanus is most vulnerable at the adult stage. Bugguide is hosted by: Upcoming Events Discussioninsects and people from the BugGuide Gathering in VirginiaJuly Photos bguchus insects and people from the gathering in WisconsinJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in VirginiaJune Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. Bruchidae in a region of Kabylia in Algeria”. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols.

In Europe, pyrethroids and neonicotinoids have been used against B.

They migrate from crop to crop following flower availability. Retrieved from ” https: Additionally, the presence rufimanhs living insects on seeds are an issue for the export market as no living insects are allowed for export.

They become sexually mature in a few days, as a result of both an increased duration of photophase and the ingestion of faba bean pollen and nectar Tran and Huignard Field density can vary.

Species Bruchus rufimanus – Broadbean Weevil –

Second edition Bousquet Y. An optimal day length of 18h is found to induce diapause termination. Click the contributor’s name for licensing and usage information. Control measures have been focused on direct control with insecticides, but restrictions and removal from market due to environmental concerns have increased the need for alternative measures.


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The development semiochemical attractants trapping systems for both monitoring and pest control has received particular interest in ongoing research on the beetle. Bruchus Linnaeus Bruchinae Beetles described in Alternative methods exist to sort the seeds: CS1 German-language sources de Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

Generalist predators on faba bean leaves such as spiders might feed on B. Once males and females are both sexually mature, mating is spread over a few rufimahus. Journal of Plant Protection Research. Such measures will be especially efficient in storage as most B. Bruchus rufimanus Enlarged view of a broad bean beetle Scientific classification Kingdom: Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. In addition, due to B.

After about 10 days 1—3 bruvhus depending on temperatureslarvae hatch and bore directly throughout the pod walls and develop within the seed. Rain might increase egg mortality.