Millets and Maize | Myllocerus discolor
Myllocerus discolor Boheman, 1834; Common Name: Ash weevils
Taxonomy Information
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Coleoptera
Superfamily
Curculionoidea
Family
Curculionidae
Subfamily
Entiminae
Genus
Myllocerus
Species
discolor
Author
Boheman, 1834
Field Identification

Body brown/black colored head produced into rectangular snout bearing 12 segmented, geniculate antenna laterally. Antenna 12 segmented the first being the longest. Eyes black, prominent, present laterally at the base of rostrum. Elytra prominent covering the abdomen completely and covered by green scales completely. Legs are similar in size, bear white hairs and a pair of claws at the tip. Legs are covered by brownish hairs and scales. Mesothorax rectangular and hairy. Eggs are Small, ovid and cream colored. Grubs are C shaped, creamy white with brown heads and legeless.

Damage

Adult notch on the leaves and leaf margins and grubs feed on roots resulting in wilting of plants.

Key Natural Enemies

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Related Species

Myllocerus viridanus

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