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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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An action threshold for management of the pepper weevil Coleoptera: They lack thoracic legs and have few large hairs or bristles. There are three instars. Pupa of eugenui pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano. 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.

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This weevil, though a serious pest in Brazil and other areas of Latin America, is still quite limited in distribution in the United States. The occurrence of Catolaccus hunteria parasitoid of Anthonomus eugeniiin insecticide treated bell pepper.

Puncture of peppers by pepper weevil allows penetration of the fungus Alternaria alternataan otherwise weak pathogen, and extensive fungal growth within the pepper fruit. It can be a serious pest where it occurs.


Anthonomus eugenii (ANTHEU)[Overview]| EPPO Global Database

A complete euenii requires 20 to 30 anthonomjs, depending on weather. The figure for third instar development time contains a prepupal period of about 4.

Photograph by Paul M. Pepper weevil adult response to colored sticky traps in pepper fields. Coleoptera – Diptera – Hymenoptera. Dorsal view of pupa with head and rostrum shown in ventral view. The larvae, which are similar in appearance to Anthonomus euginiibore in the stems of pepper and related plants, sometimes entering the fruit.

Adult feeding punctures appear as dark specks on the fruit, and are not very damaging. Photograph by David Riley, University of Georgia; www.

Pepper weevil

Sampling and dispersion of pepper weevil Coleoptera: The thorax and elytra are mostly covered with small scales. Feeding damge to plant stalk caused by anthojomus of the Cuban pepper weevil, Faustinus cubae Boheman. An important form of damage is destruction of blossom buds and immature pods. Rodiguez, University of Florida.

Females deposit eggs at a rate of about five to seven eggs per day, and fecundity averages eggs but is nearly in some individuals. Eggs are deposited singly beneath the surface euhenii the bud or pod.

First instars measure about 1 mm in length range 0. The origin of the pepper weevil likely is Mexico, though it has spread throughout most of Central America and the Caribbean, and to the southern USA. 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 larvae are white to gray in color, with a yellowish brown head.

Feeding damage on pepper anthonoomus by larvae of the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano. It is now found across the southernmost United States from Florida to California.

Insect Management Guide for tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Journal of Economic Entomology The stem of pods infested by larvae turn yellow, and the pod turns yellow or red prematurely.

Pepper drop in the field; a common sign of infestation by the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano. 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.