(2012) New records of species and locations of parasitoids of the pepper weevil
A previously unknown sexual character for the pepper weevil
But a crop consultant hired for trouble-shooting examines a fallen pepper, cuts into it, and finds a pepper weevil larva.
In mid-1994, as research continued on improving formulations for sticky traps, the company reported sales had been brisk for its first Pherocon pepper weevil trap, available to growers through agricultural supply firms.
The pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) feeds preferentially on flower buds and oviposit preferentially on small fruits of pepper plants (Capsicum spp.), but most damage is caused by larval feeding which causes abscission and internal fruit damage.
The life cycle of the pepper weevil makes it a difficult pest to control with conventional pesticides and economic thresholds are extremely low.
Anthonomus (Anthonomus) eugenii Cano, 1894 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), internationally known as the pepper weevil
, is a member of the genus Anthonomus Germar, 1817 of the subfamily Curculioninae Latreille, tribe Anthonomini C.
The results that we obtained with regard to the percentage of survival are very favorable in comparison with those obtained by other authors for other Curculionidae species, who reported survival rates ranging from 44-69% for the pepper weevil
Anthonomus eugenii Cano (Toba et al.
Catolaccus hunteri Crawford (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) is the most abundant parasitoid attacking the pepper weevil
, Anthonomus eugenii Cano, in Florida (Riley & Schuster 1992).
The pepper weevil
, Anthonomus eugenii Cano, is a serious economic pest of cultivated Capsicum spp.
A survey of parasitoids of the pepper weevil
(Anthonomus eugenii Cano), one of the most important pests of peppers in North America, was conducted in Mexico as part of a search for biological control agents of this pest.
can also be a serious problem in warm climates.