Pod weevil (Apion clavipes)
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.
- Use neem extracts. Research in India has shown some efficacy of neem extracts against this pod weevil. For more information on neem click here.