Definition of Bruchus pisorum
1. Noun. Larvae live in and feed on seeds of the pea plant.
Generic synonyms: Seed Beetle, Seed Weevil
Group relationships: Bruchus, Genus Bruchus
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Literary usage of Bruchus pisorum
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1. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"... or bruchus pisorum). — The most serious enemy of the pea, especially when grown for seed-production, ..."
2. Insects Injurious to the Household and Annoying to Man by Glenn Washington Herrick (1914)
"The pea weevil, bruchus pisorum, is about one-fifth of an inch in length and the wing covers are marked with white and black spots. ..."
3. Elementary Textbook of Economic Zoology and Entomology by Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Rennie Wilbur Doane (1915)
"Pea-weevils, bruchus pisorum, and infested peas. (About twice natural size.) seed may be treated by heating or scalding or fumigating with carbon bisulphide ..."
4. Injurious Insects: How to Recognize and Control Them by Walter Collins O'Kane (1912)
"... Weevil (Lana (Bruchus) pisorum L.) The adult pea weevil is similar in appearance to the bean weevil, but is a little larger and has a shorter thorax. ..."