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Sitona Weevil of Chickpea

Sitona weevil
Sitona Weevil

Damage symptoms :

  • Stunted yellow plants.

  • Typical U-shaped notches from the edge of the leaflets.

Description :

  • Adults are 4 mm long and brown and white .

  • Adults emerge in winter and lay eggs in the soil.

  • The cream colored larvae feed mainly on nodules.Only one generation per year.

Sitona Weevil

Control :

  • Damage of plants and nodules is less than 5%, consequently does not merit specific control measures.
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