Photo 3. Larva of the ginger weevil, Elytroteinus geophilus, showing the abdominal segments and folds.
Photo 6. Adult ginger weevil, Elytroteinus geophilus, from above, showing the faint white markings on the wing cases and their blunt ends.
Ginger weevil, Fiji lemon weevil.
Elytroteinus geophilus; previously, Elytroteinus subtruncatus.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Elytroteinus subtruncatus (Fairmaire). Fiji Ginger weevil. Knowledge Master. University of Hawai'i, Manoa. (http://www.extento.hawaii.edu/kbase/crop/type/elytrote.htm); and from Gerlach WWP (1988) Plant diseases of Western Samoa. Samoan German Crop Protection Project, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) Gmbh, Germany. Photos 1&5 Mani Mua, SPC, Sigatoka Research Station, Fiji. Photos 2&4 Chris Reid & John Martin, Australian Museum, Sydney. Photos 3,6&7 MAF Plant Health and Environment Laboratory (2010) Fijian Ginger Weevil (Elytroteinus geophilus). PaDIL - (http://www.padil.gov.au).
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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