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 most complete treatment of pepper weevil biology is given by Elmore et al. Similarly, a crop-free period, if accompanied by destruction of alternate hosts, can disrupt the life cycle.

In the absence of pepper blossom and fruit, adults feed on leaves and stem material of pepper, but cause no significant damage by these habits. Feeding damage on pepper caused by larvae of the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano. Each femora bears a sharp tooth.

Pepper weevil – Wikipedia

Feeding, oviposition and development of the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Canoon selected species of Solanaceae. Puncture of peppers by pepper weevil allows penetration of the fungus Alternaria alternataan otherwise weak pathogen, and extensive fungal growth within the pepper fruit. Curculionidae in bell peppers. The pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano, is the most important insect pest of pepper in the southern United States.


A complete generation requires 20 to 30 days, depending on weather. First instars measure about 1 mm in length range 0.

Pupa of the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano. This weevil, though a serious pest in Brazil and other areas of Latin America, is still quite limited in distribution in the United States.

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. Mean development time of the larvae is about 1. Insect Eutenii Guide for tomatoes, peppers and eggplant.

Fruit drop is very common, and is perhaps the most obvious sign of infestation. The occurrence of Catolaccus hunteria parasitoid of Anthonomus eugenii anthonomuus, in insecticide treated bell pepper.

Pepper weevil

Sequential sampling plan, yield loss components and economic thresholds for the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano Coleoptera: Oviposition occurs on plants in the genera Capsicum and Solanumbut feeding by adults extends to other Solanaceae such as PhysalisLycopersiconDaturaPetuniaand Nicotiana. Pepper drop in the field; a common sign of infestation by the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano.


Notice larva in stalk at upper left. Feeding damge to plant stalk caused by larva of the Cuban pepper weevil, Faustinus cubae Boheman.

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The color is dark mahogany to nearly black. Mean duration of the pupal stage is 4.

The thorax and elytra are mostly covered with small scales. Journal of Agriculture, University of Puerto Rico A clean, round hole marks the escape of the beetle from the bud or fruit.

The eggs are white when first deposited, but soon turn yellow. Anthonomus eugenii Cano Insecta: Curculionidae on bell peppers. Photograph by David Riley, University of Georgia; www.

Pepper weevil was first found in the United States in Texas, inreaching California in and Florida in Evaluation eugennii relative sampling methods for population estimation of the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano Coleoptera: Pepper weevil larvae develop only plants in the family Solanaceae.