COWPEA WEEVIL FACTS
The Cowpea Weevil is an exotic pest species. The beetle is brown and scaly and rounded in shape, with long legs and antennae. The elytra (hardened front wings) are patterned with light and dark markings, and are quite short, not fully covering the abdomen. The underside is covered with fine hairs. When disturbed they sometimes feign death and stay motionless for minutes.
adult beetle is about 3mm long
Cowpea Weevils attack ripening pea and bean crops in the field and continue breeding on the dried seeds in storage.
Beetles lay their eggs on pea and bean seeds or pods. The larvae feed inside the seed. Adults do not feed on the plants or seeds.
|Common Name:||Cowpea Weevil|