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 mean incubation period is 4. A clean, round hole marks the escape of the beetle from the bud or fruit. Feeding begins immediately after emergence. The pupa resembles the adult in form, except that the wings are not fully developed and large setae are found on the prothorax and abdomen. Under insectary conditions in California, up to eight generations have been produced in a single year, but three to five generations is probably normal in most locations.

A complete generation requires 20 to 30 days, depending on weather. Photograph by Paul M. Dorsal view of pupa with head and rostrum shown in ventral view. Sampling and dispersion of pepper weevil Coleoptera: Pteromalidae and Bracon mellitor Say Hymenoptera: The pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano, is the most important insect pest of pepper in the southern United States.

A sequential sampling protocol was developed by Segarra-Carmona and Pantoja b.


Pepper weevil

Aggregation pheromone for the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano Coleoptera: Adult Cuban pepper weevil, Faustinus cubae Bohemanshowing actual size. Action thresholds of one adult per terminal buds Riley et al.

Pepper weevil adult response to colored sticky traps in pepper fields.

The occurrence of Catolaccus hunteria parasitoid of Ejgenii eugeniiin insecticide treated bell pepper. Damage Back to Top An important form of damage is destruction of blossom buds and immature pods. Journal of Agriculture, University of Puerto Rico The larvae, which are similar in appearance to Anthonomus euginiibore in the stems of pepper and related plants, sometimes entering the fruit.

The thorax and elytra are mostly covered with small scales. Insect Management Guide for tomatoes, peppers and eggplant.

Pepper weevil – Wikipedia

Adults overwinter, ahthonomus only where food is available, because diapause does not occur in this species. Larval feeding within the mature pod is another important form of damage, causing the core to become brown, and often moldy. Photograph by John L. Insecticidal suppression is feasible, but insecticides vary considerably in effectiveness, and even in the presence of chemical insecticides some loss commonly occurs.

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Photograph by David Riley, University of Georgia; www. Other descriptions annthonomus by Goff and Wilson and Gordon and Armstrong The stem of pods infested by larvae turn yellow, and the pod turns yellow or red prematurely. Eggs are deposited singly beneath the surface of the bud or pod. The antennae are long and markedly expanded at the tip.


An important form of damage is destruction of blossom buds and immature pods. Curculionidae in bell peppers.

Anthnomus the absence of pepper blossom and fruit, adults feed on leaves and stem material of pepper, but cause no significant damage by these habits. It is very important to eliminate wild solanaceous host plants if pepper weevil is to be managed efffectively.

Sequential sampling plan, yield loss components and economic thresholds for the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano Coleoptera: Because transplants are shipped northward each spring, however, pepper weevil sometimes occurs in more northern locations.

Life Cycle and Description Back to Top A complete generation requires 20 to 30 days, depending on weather. Sanitation can be important, if it can be implemented on an appropriate scale. The most complete treatment of pepper weevil biology is given by Elmore et al.

Choate, University of Florida. They are oval in shape and measure 0. Host plant resistance on pepper to the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano. In some areas of eugeenii and south Florida another weevil is found affecting pepper, Faustinus cubae Bohemanwhich is often called the Cuban pepper weevil. 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.