Potato weevil

(Zool.) an American weevil (Baridius trinotatus) whose larva lives in and kills the stalks of potato vines, often causing serious damage to the crop.

See also: Potato

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Sweet potato weevil (Cylas puncticollis) and sweet potato butterfly (Acraea acerata) are the two most important pests of sweet potato in Ethiopia.
As well, from October 1999 to December 2001, he was an Entomologist with the International Potato Centre (CIP) in North Eastern Uganda on collaborative project focusing on integrated pest management of the sweet potato weevil.
Even CIP's integrated pest-management system for the voracious potato weevil simply standardizes long-standing Andean practices.
1990), studying the sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus (Summers) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), found that this weevil was recaptured in pheromone-baited traps up to a distance of 280 m.
Within-vine distribution and damage of sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus (Coleoptera: Curculionidael, on four cultivars of sweet potato in southern Florida.
Efficient sex pheromone trapping: catching the sweet potato weevil Cylas formicarius.
Infestation of a sweet potato weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) as influenced by pest management techniques.
A progress report on the eradication program of the sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Brentidae), with both male annihilation using sex pheromone and sterile insect releases in Kume Island, Okinawa, Japan, pp.
Effect of gamma-radiation on the gametogenesis in the Sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius.
Reproductive maturity of the female West Indian sweet potato weevil, Euscepes postfasciatus (Fairmaire) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).
Screening dead eggs of the West Indian Sweet Potato Weevil, Euscepes postfasciatus (Fairmaire) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), by the brine-flotation technique.
Takahisa Miyatake of Okayama University in Japan got interested in death feigning while researching ideas for wiping out sweet potato weevils (Cyclas formicarius) in Japan's southwestern islands.