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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Banana planters, while they were raising bananas, multiply colonies of the predator ants Phidole megacephala, which are brought to sweet potato fields to kill the insect pest sweet potato weevil.
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. The key project partners were the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO) and CIP.
Even CIP's integrated pest-management system for the voracious potato weevil simply standardizes long-standing Andean practices.
to be more efficacious against sweet potato weevil Cylas formicarius.
(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.
Reproductive maturity of the female West Indian sweet potato weevil, Euscepes postfasciatus (Fairmaire) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).