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First Record of Pepper Weevil Infestation in Virginia

P. B. Schultz and T. P. Kuhar

January 2008


An infestation of pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), was detected in bell pepper in Virginia Beach, VA in summer 2007. To our knowledge, and based on our examination of pertinent insect collections, this is the first state record of this pest species in Virginia. The source of the outbreak is unknown, and the authors will monitor for this insect pest again in 2008.


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