Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bruchela rufipes

Bruchela rufipes (Olivier, 1790)

larvae on Reseda


The larvae live in the fruits, feeding on the seeds; they pupate in the soil. The adults are pollen-feeders.

host plants, larva

Resedaceae, narrowly monophagous

Reseda lutea.

host plants, adult

Brassicaceae, Resedaceae, narrowly polyphagous

Carrichtera annua; Reseda luteola.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Bosmans (2012a), Delbol (2013a), Machado (2014a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 3.ix.2020