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Cowpea weevil

Scientific Name
Callosobruchus maculatus
Scientific Author
(Fabricius, 1775)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Adult weevils reddish-brown slightly elongate beetles compared to the typical rounded appearance of other members of this family (bruchids). Although weevil-like they are not true weevils (Curculionidae) and do not have heads prolonged into a long "snout." Wing covers (elytra) are marked with black and gray and there are two black spots near the middle. The elytra are short, leaving the last segment of the abdomen exposed. This last abdominal segment also has two black spots visible. The larva is whitish and somewhat C-shaped with a small head.

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
07/02/2006 10:25 AEST
Last Updated
07/09/2021 15:48 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Cowpea weevil (Callosobruchus maculatus) Updated on 9/7/2021 3:48:40 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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