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Mango Pulp Weevil
Sternochetus frigidus (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

 

Overview Images:
Dorsal View
Lateral View
Posterior View

 

Diagnostics:

 

Useful Web Links:
Life cycle & Description
General Description of Damage
Distribution and
Host plants:
  • Distribution restricted to Southeast Asia. Northeast India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Palawan in the Philippines and Indonesia, including Irian Jaya.
  • Mango pulp weevil infests mango pulp and causes fruit drop and renders the mango fruit unsaleable.
References:
  • Follett, Peter A., Gabbard, Zona. Effect of Mango Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Damage on Mango Seed Viability in Hawaii Issn: 0022-0493 Journal: Journal of Economic Entomology Volume: 93 Issue: 4 Pages: 1237-1240
Contacts: Exotic Plant Pest Hotline Phone No.: 1800 084 881
Acknowledgments: Ms Judy Grimshaw, NAQS, Mareeba, North Queensland, Australia

 

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