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Lentil Weevil

Scientific Name
Bruchus lentis
Scientific Author
Frölich
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
High
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Greece Sept 1988, M. Mekhaher, ex bean seeds
Source
Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker Museums Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Adults are 3-3.5 mm long and have dense, grey-reddish hairs on the back, marked with several whitish spots. The larvae are white-yellowish with a dark brown head.

Some adults may remain in the dry seeds until the seeds are planted. Thus there is only one generation per year, no eggs are laid on dry seeds and there is no reproduction during storage.

 

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http://www.icarda.org/Publications/FieldGuides/Lentil/Lent16.Html

 


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