Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bruchus viciae

Bruchus viciae Olivier, 1795

on Lathyrus


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

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Lathyrus clymenum, digitatus, niger, pannonicus, pratensis, rotundifolius, sphaericus, sylvestris, venetus.

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

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Decelle & Lodos (1989a), Delobel & Delobel (2003a, 2005a, 2007a), Kergoat, Delobel & Silvain (2004a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Yus Ramos & Angelini (2018a).

Last modified 8.ii.2024