New distribution records of the small avocado seed weevil
, Conotrachelus perseae Barber (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in Mexico and notes on its biology.
In November 2016 Canberra allowed the shipment of Philippine mangoes to Australia, except those from Palawan, which are not yet free from mango seed weevil
In a statement from Washington, the Philippine Embassy said there is now greater opportunity for mango exports after the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently declared that the whole Philippines -- with the exception of the island-province of Palawan -- is now free from pests, particularly pulp and seed weevil
The US agency expanded the list of areas in the Philippines said to be free of mango seed weevil
and mango pulp weevil.
hysterophorus is currently done by a number of insect species and two rust pathogens, that have been introduced to control this weed: Epiblema strenuana (stem galling moth), Listronotus setosipennis (stem weevil), Zygogramma bicolorata (leaf beetle), Smicronyx lutulentus (seed weevil
), Conotrachelus albocinereus (stem galling weevil), Bucculatrix parthenica (leaf feeding moth), Carmentia ithacae (root feeding moth), Stobaera concinna (sap feeding plant hopper), Platphalonidia mystica, Puccinia abrupta var.
Gorse pod susceptibility and oviposition preference to the gorse seed weevil
, Apion ulicis (Forster)(Coleoptera: Apionidae).
To date, the plant has been contained at Fort Lewis with some success by using controlled burns, mowing, or releases of a biological control agent, the Scotch-broom seed weevil
. The mowing and burning control strategies had been applied to many Fort Lewis sites for at least 20 years.
The irradiation treatment is intended to control fruit flies and the mango seed weevil
in imported produce, and would provide an alternative to current control methods, such as fumigation and cold and heat treatments.
With USDA's new rule, importers have one more alternative to protect produce from fruit flies and the mango seed weevil
. Other choices include fumigation and cold treatment.
The principal regulated pests are the big avocado seed weevil
, Heilipus lauri Boheman; the small avocado seed weevils
Conotrachelus aguacatae Barber and C.
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (Aphis) of the USDA has proposed to amend a list of areas in the Philippines determined to be free of mango seed weevil
and mango pulp weevil.