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Dasheen beetle.

Abstract

Information is given about the dasheen beetle (also known as the taro beetle; Ligyrus ebenus), a pest of dasheen [Colocasia esculenta], tannia [Xanthosoma sagittifolium], sugarcane [Saccharum officinarum], bananas [Musa], sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas], yams [Dioscorea] and eddoes [Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum].