Bruchus rufipes Herbst, 1783

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Chrysomeloidea > Chrysomelidae > Bruchus > Bruchus rufipes


Bruchus rufipes


Size: 1.8-3.1mm
Basic colour: Blackish or brownish
Pattern colour: Pale patches of pubescence
Number of spots: Variable number/shape of patches.
Pronotoum: As basic colour/pattern
Leg colour: Front and middle pair orange, hind pair dark

Western Palaearctic.


Status: Widespread in the southern half of England; scattered in Wales.
Habitat: Various; natural and modified.
Host plant: Various Fabaceae
Overwintering: Unknown although there are occasional records of adults in winter.
Food: Larvae on host seeds; adults probably pollen-feeders.

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