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Banana Rhizome Weevil

Insect

(Cosmopolites sordidus)
Banana Rhizome Weevil
Appearance

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.

Notes

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.