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Exotic Weevil

Myllocerus undecimpustulatus (Faust)
Synonym(s): cotton grey weevil, Sri Lanka weevil
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Photos: Natasha Wright, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, United States

 

Hosts:

Myllocerus undecimpustulatus is of economic importance, especially as a pest of cotton and other crops. Hosts in India are listed as: rice, maize, pigeonpea, cotton, jute, sunflower, mango, pomegranite, berry, strawberry, and apple.

 

Commodities Affected:
Field Crops, Fruits and Vegetables

 

Threat:

The importation of fresh cut flowers from the Indian subcontinent, as well as of any nursery stock of host taxa, can potentially be the pathway for this exotic weevil.

 

Distribution:

The exotic weevil is not known to occur in Indiana.