Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bruchidius villosus

Bruchidius villosus (Fabricius, 1792)

broom seed beetle

on cytisus, etc.

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 near the start of the mine

hostplants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Calicotome spinosa, villosa; Cytisophyllum sessilifolium; Cytisus austriacus, elongatus, eriocarpus, grandiflorus, hirsutus, purpureus, scoparius, striatus, villosus; Genista anglica, cinerea, corsica, linifolia, monspessulana, tinctoria; Laburnum alpinum, anagyroides; Petteria ramentacea; Podocytisus caramanicus; Spartium junceum.

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

Bruchidius ater (Marsham, 1802).

references

Bukejs (2010c), Bukejs, Tamutis, Ferenca & Alekseev (2012a), Delobel & Delobel (2003a, 2005a, 2007a, Gießmann & Benisch (2011a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), van Frankenhuyzen & Perquin (1971a), Kingsolver (2004a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Yus Ramos (2008a), Yus Ramos & Lencina Gutiérrez (2014a), Yus Ramos & Zuzarte (2008a).

Last modified 8.vii.2020