Broad Bean WeevilUpdated: November 3rd, 2017Created: 03/11/17
Bruchas rufimanus Similar to the Pea Weevil Bruchas pisorum
. . . reproduces in spring in bean crops, lays eggs on the young pods, develops in the growing seeds and overwinters as adults in shelters, or in diapause as larva or pupa diapause in the stored seeds. . . . The adult weevils feed on pollen, while their larvae tunnel in seeds destroying crops and moving on to new ones once they dry out. The adult beetle, being one of the biggest of its genus, ranges from 3 to 5 mm in length.