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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Both adult and larval feeding causes bud drop.

An important form of damage is destruction of blossom anthonomux and immature pods. Among vegetables, all varieties of pepper are susceptible to attack, tomatillo is a moderately susceptible host, and eggplant grown in proximity to pepper will sometimes be injured. A complete generation requires 20 to 30 days, depending on weather.

Coleoptera – Diptera – Hymenoptera. Removal and destruction of fallen fruit, for example, will result in destruction of larvae and pupae.

Anthonomus eugenii Cano Insecta: Larval feeding within the mature pod is another important form of damage, causing the core to become brown, and often moldy. Damage Back to Top An important form of euenii is destruction of blossom buds and immature pods.

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Males produce an aggregation pheromone that attracts both sexes Eller et al. Evaluation of relative sampling methods for population estimation of the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano Coleoptera: The thorax and elytra are mostly covered with small scales.

The eugwnii of Catolaccus hunteria parasitoid of Anthonomus eugeniiin insecticide treated bell pepper. Adult Cuban pepper weevil, Faustinus cubae Bohemanlateral view.


Eggs are deposited singly beneath the surface of the bud or pod. A sequential sampling protocol was developed by Segarra-Carmona and Pantoja b. The most complete treatment of pepper weevil biology is given by Elmore et al.

Pepper weevil

Gordon R, Armstrong AM. Pepper weevil populations persist only where food plants are available throughout the year, largely limiting its economic pest status to the southernmost state in the USA.

Insect Management Guide for tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Pepper weevil adult response to colored sticky traps in pepper fields. Sampling and dispersion of pepper weevil Coleoptera: Thus, the larvae are easily confused. Larvae are aggressive, with only a single larva surviving within a bud, though more than one can occur within larger fruit. Refined action threshold for pepper weevil adults Coleoptera: Insecticidal suppression is feasible, but insecticides vary considerably in effectiveness, and even in the presence of chemical insecticides some loss commonly occurs.

Insect Management Guide for tomatoes, peppers and eggplant Cultural practices. CapineraUniversity of Florida. Adult population estimates are best obtained by visual examination and yellow sticky traps Segarra-Carmona and Pantoja a. Feeding damage on pepper caused by larvae of the pepper weevil, Anthnomus eugenii Cano. Aggregation pheromone for the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano Coleoptera: Segarra-Carmona and Pantoja b estimated that anthonojus damage commences with adult populations of 0.

Adult pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano. They lack thoracic legs and have few large hairs or bristles. This is in sharp contrast to the shiny black A. Adult Cuban pepper weevil, Faustinus cubae Bohemandorsal view.

In some areas of central and south Florida another weevil is found affecting pepper, Faustinus cubae Bohemanwhich is often called the Cuban pepper weevil. The adult emerges from the eugenui case three to four days after being formed. The figure for third instar development time contains a prepupal period of about 4. Pteromalidae and Bracon mellitor Say Hymenoptera: Notice larva in stalk at upper left. Life Cycle and Description Back to Top A complete generation requires 20 to 30 days, depending on weather.


Journal of Chemical Ecology The color is dark mahogany to nearly black. Pepper weevil was first observed in Hawaii in and in Puerto Rico in Puncture of peppers by pepper weevil allows penetration of the fungus Alternaria alternataan otherwise weak pathogen, and extensive fungal growth within the pepper fruit. The distribution of weevils is aggregated. Pepper weevil was first found in the United States in Texas, inreaching California in and Florida in Sometimes the fruit is deformed. The pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano, is the most important insect pest of pepper in the southern United States.

Pupa of aanthonomus pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano. Adult is shown to eeugenii left. The antennae are long eugeniii markedly expanded at the tip. Journal of Economic Entomology The adults are long-lived and produce overlapping generations, so it eugeini difficult to ascertain generation number accurately. Mean duration of the pupal stage is 4.

Biologia del picudo del pimiento, Anthonomus eugeniiCano Coleoptera: