Bruchidius villosus (Fabricius, 1792)

Bruchidius villosus on Cytisus scoparius pod

Cytisus scoparius, Belgium, prov. Namur, Vierves-sur-Viroin, Chamousias © Stéphane Claerebout

Bruchidius villosus on Cytisus scoparius pod

mines in the wall of the pod

Bruchidius villosus larva and Cytisus scoparius seed

the larve and its food

Bruchidius villosus larva

larva

mine

note the oval egg shell neaar the start of the mine

hostplants

Fabaceae,monophagous

Cytisus scoparius.

phenology

larvae observed in June,

BENELUX

BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2016)

NE recorded (van Frankenhuyzen & Perquin)

LUX recorded waargenomen (Fauna Europaea, 2016)

distribution within Europe

from Sweden to the Mediterranean Islands, and from the UK to the Caucasus (Fauna Europaea, 2016)

synonyms

the Fauna Europaea does not know the name B. villosus, not even as a synonym, but speaks of B. ater (Marsham, 1802). Based on Kingsolver (2004a) I have chosen for villosus.

references

Gießmann & Benisch (2011a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), van Frankenhuyzen & Perquin (1971a), Kingsolver (2004a).

mod 16.viii.2018