native to temperate Asia(4), adventive elsewhere (now tropicopolitan); in our area, recorded across the US & Canada (north to NS-QC-CA; in Canada, found occasionally in imported beans and does not survive in the wild(3)(5)(6)(7)
hosts: various Fabaceae + Nelumbo (Nelumbonaceae)(3); known to switch to wild legumes in many areas outside its native range(4)
widely used as lab model for research(3); may severely damage stored pulses of legumes(4)
Contributed by v belov on 21 January, 2014 - 10:56am Last updated 7 February, 2014 - 6:49pm
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