Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bruchus affinis

Bruchus affinis Frölich, 1799

spanish bean beetle

on Lathyrus, etc.


The larvae develop in the pods, inside the seeds; there also the pupation.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Lathyrus “angustifolius”, aphaca, grandiflorus, japonicus subsp. maritimus, latifolius, ochrus, odoratus, pratensis, sativus, sylvestris, tuberosus.

Sometomes Vicia faba. Older references, listed by Decelle & Lodos, do seem less reliable.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Bukejs (2010c), Bukejs, Tamutis, Ferenca & Alekseev (2012a), Decelle (1989a), Decelle & Lodos (1989a), Delobel & Delobel (2003a, 2005), Fagot (2024a), György & Merkl (2005a), Kergoat, Delobel & Silvain (2004a), Kofler (2011a), 0degaard & Ligaard (2000a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Yus Ramos & Angelini (2017a, 2018a), Yus Ramos & Gavira Romero (2011a).

Last modified 8.ii.2024