Storage pests

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sf: we need more images of most of the beetles listet.

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Frank Peairs, Colorado State University
Is this a Minor Pest?: 
Yes
Minor Pest Title: 

Storage pests

Minor Pest Description: 

The pod weevil (Piezotrachelus varius or Apion varium). Its a common pest of cowpeas in West Africa. Generally 13-26% of the pods are damaged. Losses of seeds up to 92% have been reported in Nigeria. The shiny black weevils bore holes in fresh green cowpea pods and lay eggs into the pods. The grubs feed on the seeds and pupate within the pods.

 

 

Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • No information on control (other than pesticides) available
Minor Pest Position: 
9
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
120
Pest Type: 
insect
Host Plants: 
Cowpea