Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bruchus brachialis

Bruchus brachialis Fåhraeus, 1839

on Vicia


Oviposition on the outside of the pods. The larvae develop in the pods, inside the seeds; there also the pupation. The beetles can escape only after the pods have opened spontaneously.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Vicia benghalensis, caroliniana, cracca, grandiflora, pannonica, peregrina, pubescens, sativa & subsp. nigra, sepium, tenuifolia, villosa & subsp. varia.

Also Lens Yus Ramos (1976a). Older references, listed by Decelle & Lodos, do seem less reliable.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Benedikt (2014a), Decelle & Lodos (1989a), Delobel & Delobel (2003a, 2005a, 2007a), György & Merkl (2005a), Kergoat, Delobel & Silvain (2004a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Vorst (2014a), Yus Ramos & Angelini (2017a, 2018a), Yus Ramos & Lencina Gutiérrez (2014a), Yus Ramos (1976a, 2008a), Yus Ramos & Zuzarte (2008a).

Last modified 8.ii.2024