Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Mango seed weevil.

Abstract

The mango seed weevil, Sternochetus mangiferae, is a pest in most mango growing countries. This species breeds only in mango seeds and cannot survive in other fruit. Although probably native to the Indo-Burma region, it is now found in southern and eastern Africa, most Asian countries, parts of the South Pacific and in Hawaii. It has been in coastal Queensland and New South Wales for many years but was detected for the first time in the Northern Territory in 1984.