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Andean potato weevil

Scientific Name
Premnotrypes solaniperda
Scientific Author
Kuschel
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Puno, Peru, 28 January 1974, M. Delgado
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Sarah McCaffrey Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Andean potato weevils (APW) are the most serious pests of potato (Solanum spp.) at high altitudes (above 2,800 m) in the Andean region, where wild and cultivated potato species are their only hosts. They are distributed from Argentina to Venezuela.

Diagnostics: Antennal scape with abundant scales; Dorsal scales and setae of rostrum mostly oriented forward; Eighth groove of elytra normal, points in a definite simple line; Rostrum epistome almost flat, only slightly convex. In the high part of the elytron with six major tubercles, two on the third intergroove and one on the fifth. The latter is located equidistant between the other two. Peru and Bolivia.

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
McCaffrey, Sarah
Created
12/01/2012 03:05 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2012 13:01 AEST
Citation
McCaffrey, Sarah (2012) Andean potato weevil (Premnotrypes solaniperda) Updated on 1/17/2012 1:01:43 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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