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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The female creates an egg cavity with her mouthparts before depositing the egg, and seals the puncture containing the egg with a light brown fluid that hardens and darkens. The origin anthonmus the pepper weevil likely is Mexico, though it has spread throughout most of Central America and the Caribbean, and to the southern USA.

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Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin Eggs are deposited singly beneath the surface of the bud or pod. Management Back to Top Sampling. The mean incubation period is 4.

Sampling and dispersion of pepper weevil Coleoptera: Adult population estimates are best obtained by visual examination and yellow sticky traps Segarra-Carmona and Pantoja a.

Pepper weevil

Journal of Economic Entomology Coleoptera – Diptera – Hymenoptera. Curculionidae on bell peppers. Females deposit eggs at a rate of about five to seven anthomomus per day, and fecundity averages eggs but is nearly in some individuals. Aggregation pheromone for the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano Coleoptera: Removal and destruction of fallen fruit, for example, will result in destruction of larvae and pupae. The blackish beetle is oval in shape and varies from 2. Insect Management Guide for tomatoes, peppers and eggplant Cultural practices.

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Pepper weevil populations persist only where food anthnoomus are available throughout the year, largely limiting its economic pest status to the southernmost state in the USA. In central Florida, adults are common from March until June, reflecting the availability of peppers, but a few can be found throughout the year except in December and January. Photograph by Paul M. Life Cycle and Description Back to Top A complete generation requires 20 to 30 days, depending on weather.

Mean duration of the pupal anrhonomus is 4. Mean development time of the larvae is about 1. Curculionidaeen Puerto Rico. Other descriptions are by Goff and Wilson and Gordon and Armstrong Host relations are described by Patrock and Schuster The adult emerges from the pupal case three to four days after being formed. Because transplants are shipped northward each spring, however, pepper weevil sometimes occurs in more northern wnthonomus.

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The distribution of weevils is aggregated. Sanitation can be important, if it can be implemented on an appropriate scale. An action threshold for management of the pepper weevil Coleoptera: Larvae are aggressive, with only a single larva surviving within a bud, though more than one can occur within larger fruit.

The larvae are white to gray in color, with a yellowish brown head. Third instars measure about 3. Pteromalidae and Bracon antuonomus Say Hymenoptera: If visual monitoring is preferred, terminal bud sampling is effective, although more beetles are present in the morning than evening Riley et al.


Curculionidae in bell peppers. A complete generation requires 20 to 30 days, depending on weather. Thus, euhenii larvae are easily confused. Feeding, oviposition and development of the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Canoon selected species of Solanaceae. Tropical Pest Management Rodiguez, University of Florida. They are oval in shape and measure 0.

Evaluation of relative sampling methods for population estimation of the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano Coleoptera: There are three instars. A clean, round hole marks the escape of the beetle from the bud or fruit.

Each femora bears a sharp tooth. Host plant resistance on pepper to the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano.

pepper weevil – Anthonomus eugenii Cano

eugsnii Pepper weevil was first found in the United States in Texas, inreaching California in and Florida in Segarra-Carmona and Pantoja b estimated that economic damage commences with adult populations eugeni 0. There are few cultural practices that significantly affect pepper weevil damage. Adult feeding punctures appear as dark specks on the fruit, and are not very damaging. The figure for third instar development time contains a prepupal period of about 4.

Refined action threshold for pepper weevil adults Coleoptera: The pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano, is the most important insect pest of pepper in the southern United States. Traps should be placed eutenii to 60 cm above the soil; one sq cm trap captures as many weevils as are detected by inspecting 50 buds Riley and Schuster