Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bruchidius siliquastri

Bruchidius siliquastri Delobel, 2007

on Cercis

Bruchidius siliquastri

imago, seed with entrance-opening, larva inside seed; seed with exit opening (from Martynov & Nikulina)


The larvae develop in the pods, within a seed; there also the pupation.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Cercis canadensis, chinensis, griffithii, occidentalis, siliquastrum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

parasitoids, predators

Dinarmus acutus, italicus; Eupelmus urozonus.


Beenen, Winkelman, Nunen ao (2015a), Gavrilović & Savić (2013a), Hizal & Parlak (2013a), Kergoat, Delobel & Delobel (2007a), Martynov & Nikulina (2015a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2013a, 2018a), Roppel (2013a), Stojanova, György & László (2011a), Yus Ramos & Bocci (2017a).

Last modified 1.vii.2022