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Weevil

Scientific Name
Sitona flavescens
Scientific Author
Germar, 1842
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
High
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Weevils of the genus Sitona are among the most common and injurious pests of legumes, in particular clover (Trifolium spp.) Sitona flavescens is the most widespread species in the UK which is distributed widely in the grass growing areas of the country. The adult weevil feeds on the leaves of the plant, cutting the commonly-seen 'U'-shaped notches in edges of the leaf.

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
McCaffrey, Sarah
Created
19/10/2011 02:44 AEST
Last Updated
13/10/2021 15:13 AEST
Citation
McCaffrey, Sarah (2011) Weevil (Sitona flavescens) Updated on 10/13/2021 3:13:17 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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