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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In addition, sanitation can help decreasing the source of B. Generalist predators on faba bean leaves such as spiders might feed on B. 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 The adult beetles feed on pollen, while their larvae tunnel in seeds destroying crops and moving on to new ones once they dry out. Larvae are thus protected from biological and chemical control.

Additionally, the presence of living insects on seeds are an issue for the export market as no living insects are allowed for export. An optimal day length of 18h is found to induce diapause termination.

Broadbean weevil

Before entering its pupal stage, the larva cuts a circular cap. Early harvest could therefore be recommended for best control measures in storage facilities. Such measures will be especially efficient in storage as most B.

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. Checklist of beetles Coleoptera of Canada and Alaska. Field density can vary. Fields near overwintering sites such rufimanux woody and herbaceous environment, and storage facilities, present increased risk of B.

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Rufimaanus migrate from crop to crop following flower availability. The broad bean beetle, B. Seed Science and Technology 2. Alternative methods exist to sort the seeds: More specifically, a day length of 16h is required for the beetles to terminate their reproductive diapause.

Broadbean weevil

Because of the faba bean crop biology and its attraction to pollinators at flowering stage, restrictions on pesticides uses have been introduced in Europe. The pressure from B. The larval stages of B. The development semiochemical attractants trapping systems for both monitoring and pest control has received particular interest in ongoing research on the beetle.


Views Read Edit View history. Rain might increase egg mortality. Click the contributor’s name for licensing and usage information. Most control measures have therefore targeted adults either at colonization stage in the field or at emergence in storage facilities. In addition, due to B.

Contributed by v belov on 7 February, – Brucuus 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 CS1 German-language sources de Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Adult population density can be estimated by counts on plants at field colonization.

Retrieved from ” https: Bruchidae Infestation During Storage”. Control measures have been focused on direct control with insecticides, but restrictions and removal from market due to ruimanus concerns have increased the need for alternative measures. After around ten days of pupal stage, the adult emerges from the seeds. A maximum of ten eggs per pod is observed.


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Eggs are laid predominantly on the lowest parts of the plant.

Species Bruchus rufimanus – Broadbean Weevil –

Chremylus rubiginosus and Triaspis thoracicus family: Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. Once males and females are both sexually mature, mating is spread over a few weeks.

Their larvae develop into B. Bruchus Linnaeus buchus, Females lay between 50 and eggs. The presence of beetles in the seeds after harvest thereby decreases faba bean commercial value.

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. Journal of Plant Protection Research.

In Europe, pyrethroids rrufimanus neonicotinoids have been used against B. It is particularly advised to spray in absence of pollinators in the early morning and evening.

Because mating and oviposition are spread over a few weeks, adults can emerge before or after harvest. It is a pest of faba beans Vicia faba L.