Bruchus rufimanus (Boheman, 1833)
This beetle belongs to a group of seed-eating species of Chrysomelidae, which are quite often found developing in cultivated Peas and Beans etc. The group is quite difficult to correctly ID, as there are similarly looking species to this Bruchus rufimanus. This adult was found on the wooden bridge, at the northern-end of Eakring Flash in April 2010.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Bruchus rufimanus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). David and Veronica McGeever. Pauline Bradford. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Charlie Barnes. Richard Davidson. Peter Smith. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. David Shaw. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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