PEA WEEVIL FACTS
The Pea Weevil is a small reddish brown beetle with dark markings. The body is tear drop shaped and broader at the base, with two large black spots on the rear end. Pea Weevils do not have the elongated snout of true weevils. The eggs are small and white. The larvae are small cream grubs, like maggots, that feed within the pea or bean.
Bruchid beetle, Pea beetle, Pea seed beetle
Adult beetle is 4mm to 4.5mm long. Larva is 5mm to 6mm.
The Pea Weevil feeds on fresh beans, peas, fresh fruit. The Pea Weevil attacks plants growing in the field rather than stored seeds.
The orange eggs are attached onto the surface of the pea and the larva bores directly into the pea seed after it hatches.
|Common Name:||Pea Weevil|