Pea weevil

Pea weevil is a beetle about four mm in size that lives exclusively on peas.

Also known as:
Pea beetle
Pea seed beetle

recognize pea weevils
Pea weevils, photo: ©entomart

Pea weevil (Bruchus pisorum). A ± 4 mm beetle that lives exclusively on peas. Beetle feeds on pollen from pea plants, among others. The larvae eat the peas growing in the pods – they don’t do much damage.

Where to find


Cut off and destroy affected pods – do not throw them on the compost pile.


Check regularly for beetles on the plants and if so, remove them.