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PESTS OF COTTON :: Minor Pests :: Surface Weevil

13. Surface weevil: Attactogaster finitimus (Curculionidae: Coleoptera)


Adults cut the stem of seedlings at the time of germination under rainfed condition. It is a fairly large dark-grey weevil common in South India and causes some damage to young cotton in some years.  It is more abundant in the field following rains in October and November.