Sternochetus frigidus

Mango pulp weevil

Photo by Dr Mohd. Shamsudin Osman, MARDI, Malaysia

  • Causes high economic losses to mango industries in Asia
  • Adults are 6-9 mm long, stout, and dark brown with paler patches
  • Unlike the mango seed weevil, larvae only feed on the pulp
  • Circular exit holes appear in the fruit when adult weevils emerge
  • Long range dispersal through movement of infested fruit

 

High priority pest of: Mangoes

Scientific name: Sternochetus frigidus
EPPRD Category: 3
Life Form: Beetles & weevils (COLEOPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol