oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Embryonic and immature stages of Phlyctinus callosus Boh. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): aspects of biology and behaviour with respect to control in deciduous fruit orchards1

Volume 52, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The banded fruit weevil, Phlyctinus callosus Boh., is a key pest in apple and nectarine orchards where adults cause crop losses worth at least 14 million annually by feeding on the fruits. Management of the pest is hampered by a lack of understanding ofits biology and behaviour.Aspects of the biology of the eggs and immature stages were studied with a view to improving management in deciduous fruit orchards.

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