native to the western hemisphere, of neotropical origin (Middle America or n. South America), now distributed throughout warm regions of Europe and Africa, and in some regions of Asia, but not in Australia(1)(2)
in cold temperate regions can survive winter conditions only in a heated environment(3)
beans, particularly of Phaseolus and Vigna(3); adults do not feed(1)
Contributed by Stephen Luk on 16 December, 2013 - 3:49pm Additional contributions by v belov Last updated 7 February, 2014 - 5:34pm
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