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Cocoa weevil borer (061) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Cocoa weevil borer

Scientific Name

Pantorhytes species. At least 13 species are recognised a pests of cocoa, most of them from Irian Jay and Papua New Guinea. Pantorhytes biplagiatus is a serious pest of cocoa in Solomon Islands. It is described here.

AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Photo 4 Global Invasive Species Database. (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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