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Byturus tomentosus
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Byturus tomentosus (raspberry beetle)

Summary

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  • 27 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Byturus tomentosus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • raspberry beetle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Adult raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) on damaged raspberry (R. idaeus) flower bud.
TitleAdult
CaptionAdult raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) on damaged raspberry (R. idaeus) flower bud.
CopyrightScottish Crop Research Institute
Adult raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) on damaged raspberry (R. idaeus) flower bud.
AdultAdult raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) on damaged raspberry (R. idaeus) flower bud.Scottish Crop Research Institute
Recently emerged raspberry beetles (B. tomentosus) in young foliage of raspberry (R. idaeus) primocane.
TitleAdults
CaptionRecently emerged raspberry beetles (B. tomentosus) in young foliage of raspberry (R. idaeus) primocane.
CopyrightScottish Crop Research Institute
Recently emerged raspberry beetles (B. tomentosus) in young foliage of raspberry (R. idaeus) primocane.
AdultsRecently emerged raspberry beetles (B. tomentosus) in young foliage of raspberry (R. idaeus) primocane.Scottish Crop Research Institute
Raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) pupa, removed from earthen cell.
TitlePupa
CaptionRaspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) pupa, removed from earthen cell.
CopyrightScottish Crop Research Institute
Raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) pupa, removed from earthen cell.
PupaRaspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) pupa, removed from earthen cell.Scottish Crop Research Institute
Fully-grown raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larva at entrance to feeding tunnel damage on receptacle of freshly harvested raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit
TitleLarva
CaptionFully-grown raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larva at entrance to feeding tunnel damage on receptacle of freshly harvested raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit
CopyrightScottish Crop Research Institute
Fully-grown raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larva at entrance to feeding tunnel damage on receptacle of freshly harvested raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit
LarvaFully-grown raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larva at entrance to feeding tunnel damage on receptacle of freshly harvested raspberry (R. idaeus) fruitScottish Crop Research Institute
Fully-grown raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larvae on receptacle of freshly harvested raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit showing feeding tunnels and damage.
TitleLarva
CaptionFully-grown raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larvae on receptacle of freshly harvested raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit showing feeding tunnels and damage.
CopyrightScottish Crop Research Institute
Fully-grown raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larvae on receptacle of freshly harvested raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit showing feeding tunnels and damage.
LarvaFully-grown raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larvae on receptacle of freshly harvested raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit showing feeding tunnels and damage.Scottish Crop Research Institute
Egg of raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) attached to stigma on green raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit just prior to larval emergence.
TitleOva
CaptionEgg of raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) attached to stigma on green raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit just prior to larval emergence.
CopyrightScottish Crop Research Institute
Egg of raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) attached to stigma on green raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit just prior to larval emergence.
OvaEgg of raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) attached to stigma on green raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit just prior to larval emergence.Scottish Crop Research Institute
Typical damage to leaves of raspberry primocanes after feeding by recently emerged adults in the spring.
TitleDamage symptoms
CaptionTypical damage to leaves of raspberry primocanes after feeding by recently emerged adults in the spring.
CopyrightScottish Crop Research Institute
Typical damage to leaves of raspberry primocanes after feeding by recently emerged adults in the spring.
Damage symptomsTypical damage to leaves of raspberry primocanes after feeding by recently emerged adults in the spring.Scottish Crop Research Institute
Raspberry (R. idaeus) flower damage by adult raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus).
TitleDamage symptoms
CaptionRaspberry (R. idaeus) flower damage by adult raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus).
CopyrightScottish Crop Research Institute
Raspberry (R. idaeus) flower damage by adult raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus).
Damage symptomsRaspberry (R. idaeus) flower damage by adult raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus).Scottish Crop Research Institute
General view of raspberry (R. idaeus) fruits damaged by feeding of raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larvae.
TitleDamage symptoms
CaptionGeneral view of raspberry (R. idaeus) fruits damaged by feeding of raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larvae.
CopyrightScottish Crop Research Institute
General view of raspberry (R. idaeus) fruits damaged by feeding of raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larvae.
Damage symptomsGeneral view of raspberry (R. idaeus) fruits damaged by feeding of raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larvae.Scottish Crop Research Institute
Ripe raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit showing damage to receptacle (tunnelling) and to the proximal drupelets caused by raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larval feeding. Note evidence of start of decay, probably caused by fungal invasion.
TitleDamage symptoms
CaptionRipe raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit showing damage to receptacle (tunnelling) and to the proximal drupelets caused by raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larval feeding. Note evidence of start of decay, probably caused by fungal invasion.
CopyrightScottish Crop Research Institute
Ripe raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit showing damage to receptacle (tunnelling) and to the proximal drupelets caused by raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larval feeding. Note evidence of start of decay, probably caused by fungal invasion.
Damage symptomsRipe raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit showing damage to receptacle (tunnelling) and to the proximal drupelets caused by raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larval feeding. Note evidence of start of decay, probably caused by fungal invasion.Scottish Crop Research Institute
Proximal drupelets of ripe raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit showing damage caused by feeding of raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larvae. Note cast skin of larva and frass within the drupelets.
TitleDamage symptoms
CaptionProximal drupelets of ripe raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit showing damage caused by feeding of raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larvae. Note cast skin of larva and frass within the drupelets.
CopyrightScottish Crop Research Institute
Proximal drupelets of ripe raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit showing damage caused by feeding of raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larvae. Note cast skin of larva and frass within the drupelets.
Damage symptomsProximal drupelets of ripe raspberry (R. idaeus) fruit showing damage caused by feeding of raspberry beetle (B. tomentosus) larvae. Note cast skin of larva and frass within the drupelets.Scottish Crop Research Institute

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Byturus tomentosus (De Geer)

Preferred Common Name

  • raspberry beetle

Other Scientific Names

  • Byturus bhutanicus Sen Gupta
  • Byturus formosanus Hatta
  • Byturus meridionalis Grouvelle
  • Byturus oakanus Ohta
  • Byturus olivaceus Fournel
  • Byturus sambucci (Scopoli)
  • Byturus urbanus (Lindemann)
  • Dermestes flavescens Marsham
  • Dermestes tomentosus De Geer
  • Dermestes tomentosus Fabricius
  • Horticola urbana Lindemann
  • Trixagus tomentosus (De Geer); Seidlitz

International Common Names

  • English: beetle, loganberry; beetle, raspberry; loganberry beetle
  • Spanish: escarabajo del frambueso
  • French: ver des framboises
  • Russian: malinnyi zhuk

Local Common Names

  • Belgium: frambozenvruchtenkever
  • Denmark: hindbærbille
  • Estonia: vaarikamardika
  • Finland: vattukuoriainen
  • Germany: Himbeerkaefer; Himbeermade; Kaefer, Himbeer-
  • Italy: verme del lampone
  • Netherlands: frambozenkever; frambozenworm
  • Norway: bringebærbille
  • Poland: kistnik malinowiec
  • Sweden: hallonänger

EPPO code

  • BYTUTO (Byturus tomentosus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Byturidae
  •                             Genus: Byturus
  •                                 Species: Byturus tomentosus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

AfghanistanPresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1990
BhutanPresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1990
Georgia (Republic of)PresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1986
JapanPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-HokkaidoPresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1990
-HonshuPresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1990
NepalPresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1990
TaiwanPresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1990
TurkeyPresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1990

Europe

AustriaPresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1986
BelgiumPresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1986; Paternotte, 1997
BulgariaPresentVulkov, 1984
Czech RepublicWidespreadEPPO, 2014
Czechoslovakia (former)PresentEPPO, 2014
DenmarkPresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1986; Silfverberg, 1992
EstoniaPresentSilfverberg, 1992; Anon., 2001
FinlandWidespreadSilfverberg, 1992; Woodford et al., 2000; EPPO, 2014
FrancePresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1986; EPPO, 2014
GermanyPresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1986; EPPO, 2014
HungaryWidespreadSzántóné Veszelka & Fajcsi, 2003; Abraham, 1998
IrelandPresentEPPO, 2014
ItalyPresentSuss and Fava, 1981; EPPO, 2014
LatviaPresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1986; Silfverberg, 1992
LithuaniaPresentSilfverberg, 1992
NetherlandsPresentAnon., 1992; EPPO, 2014
NorwayPresentStenseth, 1974; Silfverberg, 1992; EPPO, 2014
PolandPresentLeska, 1967; EPPO, 2014
Russian FederationRestricted distributionEPPO, 2014
-Central RussiaPresentBatasheva, 1979
-Russia (Europe)PresentEPPO, 2014
-Russian Far EastPresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1990
-SiberiaPresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1990
SerbiaPresentMilenkovic and Miloljub, 2003
SpainPresentOtera et al., 1989; EPPO, 2014
SwedenPresentSilfverberg, 1992; EPPO, 2014
SwitzerlandWidespreadHoehn et al., 1995; Schmid et al., 2001; Woodford et al., 2002
UKPresentWalton, 1930; Steer, 1932; Taylor, 1971; Taylor and Gordon, 1975; Woodford et al., 2000; EPPO, 2014
-England and WalesPresentEPPO, 2014
-ScotlandPresentEPPO, 2014
UkrainePresentSpringer and Goodrich, 1986
Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)PresentDobrivojevic, 1967; Dobrivojevic, 1968

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / external feeding
Fruit / frass visible
Fruit / internal feeding
Growing point / external feeding
Inflorescence / external feeding
Leaves / shredding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Anthocoris nemorum Predator Adults
Chrysoperla harrisii Predator Larvae
Tetrastichus halidayi Parasite Larvae

Plant Trade

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Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transportPest stagesBorne internallyBorne externallyVisibility of pest or symptoms
Fruits (inc. pods) larvae Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Growing medium accompanying plants larvae; pupae Yes Pest or symptoms usually invisible
Roots larvae; pupae Yes Pest or symptoms usually invisible
Plant parts not known to carry the pest in trade/transport
Bark
Bulbs/Tubers/Corms/Rhizomes
Flowers/Inflorescences/Cones/Calyx
Leaves
Seedlings/Micropropagated plants
Stems (above ground)/Shoots/Trunks/Branches
True seeds (inc. grain)
Wood

References

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Alford DV, 1984. A Colour Atlas of Fruit Pests. Their Recognition, Biology and Control. London, UK: Wolfe Publishing Ltd, 320 pp.

Anon., 2001. Vaarikamardika (Byturus tomentosus) kahjustus ja hahkhallitusse (Botryotinia fuckeliana) nakatumine aedvaarika viljadel soltuvalt sortidest [Fruit damages caused by Byturus tomentosus and Botryotinia fuckeliana depending on different raspberry varieties]. Transactions of the Estonian Agricultural University, Agronomy, 213:35-38.

Batasheva ZN, 1979. The raspberry beetle in the Tula region. Zashchita Rastenii, 6:30-31

Birch ANE; Gordon SC; Griffiths DW; Harrison RE; Hughes JP; McNicol RJ; Robertson GW; Willmer PG; Woodford JAT, 1996. Responses to flower volatiles by the raspberry beetle, Byturus tomentosus and field evaluation of white traps for monitoring flight activity. Annual report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1995. Dundee, UK: Scottish Crop Research Institute, 144-148.

Dobrivojevic K, 1967. Prilog poznavanju biologie malinine bube (Byturus tomentosus F.) u proizvodnom podrucju Valjeva [A contribution to the study of the binomics of the raspberry fruitworm (B. urbanus) in the Valjevo production district]. Zastita Bilja, 18:375-381.

Dobrivojevic K, 1968. Ekonomski znacajne stetocine maline u proizvodnim prodrucjima Valjeva i Cacak [Economically important pests of raspberry in the production areas of Valjevo and Cacak]. Zastita Bilja, 19:253-271.

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

Erdelen C, 2001. Field trials with Calypso (thiacloprid) in fruit cultivation in Germany. Pflanzenschutz-Nachrichten Bayer, 54(2):291-306.

Gerard BM, 1985. Tetrastichus halidayi (Graham) (Hym., Eulophidae) reared from the raspberry beetle, Byturus tomentosus (Deg.) (Col., Byturidae). Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 121(1456/1459):234

Goodrich MA; Springer CA, 1987. A new synonym for Byturus tomentosus (De Geer) (Byturidae). Coleopterists Bulletin, 41:232.

Goodrich MA; Springer CA, 1993. A European byturid, Byturus tomentosus (De Geer), in southern California (Coleoptera: Byturidae). Coleopterists Bulletin, 47(1):74-75

Griffiths DW; Robertson GW; Shepherd T; Birch ANE; Gordon SC; Woodford JAT, 2000. A comparison of the composition of epicuticular wax from red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) and hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna Jacq.) flowers. Phytochemistry, 55(2):111-116; 17 ref.

H÷hn H; Neuweiler R; Hopli HU, 1995. Integrated pest control on raspberries. Obst- und Weinbau, 131(13):308-310

Hanni L; Luik A, 2001. Vaarikamardika (Byturus tomentosus) kahjustus ja hahkhallitusse (Botryotinia fuckeliana) nakatumine aedvaarika viljadel soltuvalt sortidest [Fruit damages caused by Byturus tomentosus and Botryotinia fuckeliana depending on different raspberry varieties]. Transactions of the Estonian Agricultural University, Agronomy, 213:35-38.

Leska W, 1967. Badania nad biologia kistnika malinowca Byturus tomentosus F. Col. Byturidae [Investigations on the biology of the raspberry beetle Byturus tomentosus]. Polskie Pismo entomologiczne, 37:357-372.

Leska W, 1968. Studies of the possibility of replacing DDT preparations by other insecticides for the control of the raspberry beetle (Byturus tomentosus F.). Prace Instytutu Sadownictwa w Skierniewicach, 12:323-331

Linder C; Antonin P; Mittaz C; Terrettaz R, 1998. Ravageurs du framboisier [Pests of raspberry]. Revue Suisse de Viticulture Arboriculture Horticulture, 30:2.

Malloch G; Fenton B; Goodrich MA, 2001. Phylogeny of raspberry beetles and other Byturidae (Coleoptera). Insect Molecular Biology, 10(3):281-291; 33 ref.

Milenkovic S; Miloljub S, 2003. Raspberry pests in Serbia. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin, 26 (in press).

Netherlands; Research Station for Fruit Growing; Wilhelminadorp, 1992. Annual report 1991., 123 pp.

Otera JC; Diaz Pazos JA; Paz C de; Sosa E, 1989. Observations on some Iberian Cucujoidea (Coleoptera), IV. Boletin de la Asociacion Espanola de Entomologia, 13:309-312

Paternotte E, 1997. De voornaamste parasieten van stekelbessen (kruisbessen) en frambozen en hun bestrijding. Fruitteel-nieuws, 28 (Maart):18-19.

Schmid K; Hohn H; Hopli HU; Graf B, 2001. Der Himbeerkafer geht auf den Leim - Befallsprognose mit Weissfallen [The raspberry beetle gets stuck - damage prognosis using white traps]. Schweizerische Zeitschrift Fuer Obst- und Weinbau, 137:198-201.

Silfverberg H, 1992. Enumeratio Coleopterorum Fennoscandiae, Daniae et Baltiae. Helsinki, Finland: Helsingin Hyönteisvaihtoyhdistys.

Springer CA; Goodrich MA, 1986. A revision of the family Byturidae (Coleoptera) in Europe. Coleopterists Bulletin, 40(4):335-352

Springer CA; Goodrich MA, 1990. A revision of the family Byturidae (Coleoptera) in Asia. Coleopterists Bulletin, 44(4):461-483

ßbrahßm R, 1998. Damage caused by the small raspberry beetle Byturus tomentosus Fabricius (Col.: Byturidae). No^umlaut~ve^acute~nyve^acute~delem, 34(12):655-658; 19 ref.

Steer W, 1932. Further observations on the habits of the raspberry beetle (Byturus tomentosus Fabr.) with special reference to the control of the pest by means of derris. Journal of Pomology, 10:1-16.

Stenseth C, 1974. The life-cycle and phenology of the raspberry beetle, Byturus tomentosus (Col., Byturidae). Forskning og Forsoek i Landbruket, 25:191-199

Suss L; Fava C, 1981. Damage to raspberry caused by Byturus tomentosus F. (Coleoptera Byturidae) and measures for its control. Informatore Fitopatologico, 31(9):35-40

Szßnt=nT Veszelka M; Fajcsi M, 2003. Changes of the dominance of arthropod pest species in Hungarian raspberry plantations. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin, 26 (in press).

Taylor CE, 1971. The raspberry beetle (Byturus tomentosus) and its control with alternative chemicals to DDT. Horticultural Research, 11(2):107-112

Taylor CE; Gordon SC, 1975. Further observations on the biology and control of the raspberry beetle (Byturus tomentosus (Deg.)) in eastern Scotland. Journal of Horticultural Science, 50(2):105-112

Vulkov G, 1984. Protection of raspberry plants and fruits against pests is possible. [Bulgarian]. Rastitelna Zashchita, 32(12):25-26.

Walton CL, 1930. The raspberry and loganberry beetle and its control. Some experiments with a pyrethrum emulsion spray. Journal of Pomology, 8:309-315.

Willmer PG; Hughes JP; Woodford JAT; Gordon SC, 1996. The effects of crop microclimate and associated physiological constraints on the seasonal and diurnal distribution patterns of raspberry beetle (Byturus tomentosus) on the host plant Rubus idaeus. Ecological Entomology, 21(1):87-97; 32 ref.

Woodford JAT; Birch ANE; Gordon SC; Griffiths DW; McNicol JW; Robertson GW, 2003. Controlling raspberry beetle without insecticides. IOBC/wprs Bulletin, 26 (in press).

Woodford JAT; Gordon SC; H÷hn H; Schmid K; Tuovinen T; Lindqvist I, 2000. Monitoring raspberry beetle (Byturus tomentosus) with white sticky traps: the experience from three geographically distinct European areas. The BCPC Conference: Pests and diseases, Volume 1. Proceedings of an international conference held at the Brighton Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton, UK, 13-16 November 2000, 321-326; 6 ref.

Woodford JAT; Williamson B; Gordon SC, 2002. Raspberry beetle damage decreases shelf-life of raspberries also infected with Botrytis cinerea. Acta Horticulturae, No.585:423-427; 10 ref.

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