Cotton boll weevil

Boll weevil

Photo by F Benci, Boll Weevil Research Laboratory, United States,

  • Greyish-brown adults, body 5 mm, conspicuous snout 3 mm
  • White legless larvae, 13 mm, grow within developing squares and bolls
  • Spread in seed or bolls and harvested seed cotton
  • Can fly long distances on wind currents

High priority pest of: Cotton

Scientific name: Anthonomus grandis
EPPRD Category: 3
Life Form: Beetles & weevils (COLEOPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol