Pod weevil

Featured Photo: 
Other Photos: 
feaured_photo_co: 
Frank Peairs, Colorado State University
Is this a Minor Pest?: 
Yes
Minor Pest Title: 

Pod weevil (Apion clavipes)

Minor Pest Description: 

It has been regarded as a major pest of pigeon pea in East Africa. Adults are small black weevils. The larvae are creamy white. Larvae damage the green seeds in pods but the damage is usually noticed only after adults emerge cutting the way out of the pod. The beetles also chew small holes in leaflets and flowers.

 

Minor Pest What to do.: 
Minor Pest Position: 
7
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
130
Pest Type: 
insect
Host Plants: 
Pigeon pea