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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: THE PLUM CURCULIO, CONOTRACHELUS NENUPHAR HERBST (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE)

Authors
item Vincent, Charles - HORT RES & DEV, QUEBEC
item Chovinard, Gerald - INST RES & DEV, QUEBEC
item LESKEY, TRACY

Submitted to: Encyclopedia of Entomology
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: September 24, 2002
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The plum curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar Herbst (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is an important pest of pome and stone fruit orchards in North America. The insect is distributed from Quebec to Florida, east of the Rockies and in Utah. Two strains are found: a northern and a southern strain, which have respectively one and two generations per year.

Last Modified: 8/27/2014