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), Rheinheim & Hassler (2010a).

mod 27.iv.2019