Bruchus atomarius (Linnaeus, 1761)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Bruchus > Bruchus atomarius


Bruchus atomarius


Size: 2.5-3.6mm
Basic colour: Black or brownish.
Pattern colour: Dense pale patch at rear of pronotum and centrally on suture of elytra. Several other smaller pale patches.
Number of spots: variable
Pronotum: See pattern colour
Leg colour: As basic colour except front femur & tibia orange.


Status: Scarce (Notable B)
Habitat: Various
Host plant: Various Fabaceae, especially vetches Vicia spp., also on oaks, pears and wild parsnip.
Overwintering: Unknown
Food: Pollen (adults) and seeds (larvae)
Other notes: Various hymenopteran parasites.

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