Jul 31, PDF | On Jan 1, , John L. Capinera and others published Pepper Weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano (Insecta: Coleoptera. Summary. Anthonomus eugenii Cano (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) was observed for the first time in Italy and the Mediterranean Region attacking sweet pepper. The pepper weevil (Anthonomus eugenii) feeds and lays eggs on the genus Capsicum and a few species of Solanum (Solanaceae). It is an important pest of .
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It is very important to eliminate wild solanaceous host plants if pepper weevil is to be managed efffectively. Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin Parasitoids of pepper weevil include Catolaccus hunteri Crawford Hymenoptera: Third instars measure about 3.
Both adult and larval feeding causes bud drop. The body is strongly arched and with a long, stout beak eugwnii is typical for this genus. They are oval in shape and measure 0. Traps should be placed 10 to 60 cm above the soil; one eugeni cm trap captures as many weevils as are detected by inspecting 50 buds Riley and Schuster The mean incubation period is 4. Segarra-Carmona and Pantoja b estimated that economic damage commences with adult populations of 0.
pepper weevil – Anthonomus eugenii Cano
Each femora bears a sharp tooth. Tropical Pest Management Photograph by Paul M. Insecticides are commonly applied to the foliage at short intervals once buds begin to anhtonomus.
The figure for third instar development time contains a prepupal period of about 4. Other descriptions are by Goff and Wilson and Gordon and Armstrong Insecticidal suppression anthonomuss feasible, but insecticides vary considerably in effectiveness, and even in the presence of chemical anthknomus some loss commonly occurs.
The appearance of adults is distinct, however, with the body of the Faustinus cubae weevil bearing numerous rough or raised areas, and a considerable amount of brown coloration. Insect Management Guide for tomatoes, peppers and eggplant.
The pupa is white when first formed, but eventually becomes yellowish with brown eyes. A sequential sampling protocol was developed by Segarra-Carmona and Pantoja b.
Oviposition may commence within two days of mating. Population ecology, life history, and biological control of the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Anthoonmus Coleoptera: The distribution of weevils is aggregated. The larvae, which are similar in appearance to Anthonomus euginiibore in the stems of pepper and related plants, sometimes entering the fruit. Fruit drop is very common, and is perhaps the most obvious sign of infestation.
Mean duration of the pupal stage is 4. Adult Cuban pepper weevil, Faustinus cubae Bohemanlateral view. Because transplants are shipped northward each spring, however, pepper weevil sometimes occurs in more northern locations. There are three instars. There are few cultural practices that significantly affect pepper weevil damage.
Puncture of peppers by pepper weevil allows penetration of the fungus Alternaria alternataan otherwise weak pathogen, and extensive fungal growth within the pepper fruit. Oviposition occurs on plants in the genera Anthonomue and Solanumbut feeding by adults extends to other Solanaceae such as PhysalisLycopersiconDaturaPetuniaand Nicotiana.
If visual monitoring is preferred, terminal bud sampling is effective, although more beetles are present in the morning than evening Riley et al. Pupa of the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano. An important form anthono,us damage is destruction of blossom buds and immature pods.