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Banana Rhizome Weevil


(Cosmopolites sordidus)
Banana Rhizome Weevil

Adult: Dark weevil; Grubs: Apodous, yellowish white with red head

Life Cycle

Eggs laid in the root stock or leaf sheath just above ground level.


Grubs bore into the rhizome and cause death of the plant, presence of dark coloured tunnels in rhizome, death of unopened pipe, withering of outer leaves.