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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The presence of beetles in the seeds after harvest thereby decreases faba bean commercial value. 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 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.

More specifically, a day length of 16h is required for the beetles to terminate their reproductive diapause.

Journal of Insect Physiology. This page was last edited on 13 Augustat Most control measures have therefore targeted adults either at colonization stage in the field or at emergence in storage facilities.

In addition, sanitation can help decreasing the source of B. Second edition Bousquet Y. Seed Science and Technology 2. African Journal of Agricultural Research. Because of their larval development inside the seeds which are protected by the pods, most inventorying methods are based on population of B. Early harvest could therefore be recommended for best control measures in storage facilities.


The end of blooming indicates the end of adult activity in the field. Rufimanjs is hosted by: An optimal day length of 18h rufiimanus found to induce diapause termination. Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. If you need expert professional advice, contact your local extension office.

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Broadbean weevil

It is a pest of faba beans Vicia faba L. Adults are extremely mobile during the day, and find refuge in resting sites in flowers and young leaves at night and early bruchks. Fields near overwintering sites such as woody and herbaceous environment, and storage facilities, present increased risk of B.

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. Because of the faba bean crop biology and its attraction to pollinators at flowering stage, restrictions on pesticides uses have been introduced in Europe.

It is particularly advised to spray in absence of pollinators in the early morning and evening. We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. Field density can vary.

Bruchus rufimanus Boheman, | UK Beetle Recording

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

CS1 German-language sources de Articles with ‘species’ microformats. 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.


Adults are in reproductive diapause and overwinter in protected sites such as under tree barks, particularly of old, standing trees, hedgerows, lichen, and in forests [1] or leaf litter. In addition, damaged seeds have increased susceptibility to rust and root diseases.

Larval development lasts two to three months.

Please consider a year-end rufimabus to BugGuide! In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Once males and females are both sexually mature, mating is spread over a few weeks.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Checklist of beetles Coleoptera of Canada and Alaska. Larvae are thus protected from biological and chemical control. Rain might increase brcuhus mortality. Bruchus rufimanus is most vulnerable at the adult stage. In addition, due to B.

Broadbean weevil

Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe Roques A. Journal of Plant Protection Research. Chremylus rubiginosus and Triaspis thoracicus family: Females lay between 50 and eggs. Bruchidae in a region of Kabylia in Algeria”.

Bruchus rufimanus Enlarged view rucimanus a broad bean beetle Scientific classification Kingdom: Their larvae develop into B. Views Read Edit View history.


Additionally, the end of larval and pupal diapause and therefore the emergence of B. After about 10 days 1—3 weeks depending on temperatureslarvae hatch and bore directly throughout the pod walls and develop within the seed.

The larval stages of B. Before entering its pupal stage, the larva cuts a circular cap.