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Cuban Weevil (Faustinus cubae)

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Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Curculionidae
Genus: Faustinus
Species: cubae

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Malabar, Florida

By FishMang
Thumbnail #1 of Cuban Weevil (Faustinus cubae) by FishMang

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Positive FishMang On Dec 13, 2006, FishMang from Grant Valkaria, FL
(Zone 9b) wrote:

A nasty critter that has seriously impacted my tomato and pepper plants over the past several years. After trying all available non toxic treatment, I finally learned they could be controlled by a beneficial nematode, Steinernema kraussei, contained in a product called Nemesys L. It works only on the larva.
The larva, climbs up the tomato vine, enters at a leaf node, and tunnels inside the vine, eating as it goes. The plant goes into a wilt like decline, usually just before the tomatoes start to ripen. Small holes in the stalk of the plant are a telltale sign.

Follow Up. the nematodes were not very effective, and they were expensive. I have caved in and now use a systemic certified for fruit and vegetables.

Timer: 2.31 jiffies (0.023129940032959).


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