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Diaprepes spengleri
(weevil, golden leaf)

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Diaprepes spengleri (weevil, golden leaf)

Summary

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  • 10 December 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Diaprepes spengleri
  • Preferred Common Name
  • weevil, golden leaf
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Diaprepes spengleri L. 1767

Preferred Common Name

  • weevil, golden leaf

Other Scientific Names

  • Curculio spengleri L. 1767

International Common Names

  • English: golden leaf weevil; orange leaf weevil; weevil, orange leaf

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Curculionidae
  •                             Genus: Diaprepes
  •                                 Species: Diaprepes spengleri

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

North America

CubaPresent
Puerto RicoPresent
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesPresent
Trinidad and TobagoPresent

Growth Stages

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Vegetative growing stage

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Inflorescence / external feeding
Leaves / external feeding
Leaves / wilting
Leaves / yellowed or dead
Roots / external feeding
Whole plant / dwarfing

References

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Ballou HA, 1913. Root borers and other grubs in West Indian soils. Imperial Department of Agriculture for the West Indies, Imperial Commissioner of Agriculture, Pamphlet Series, 73:8-9.

Hutson JC, 1917. Some weevils of the genus Diaprepes in the West Indies. The Agricultural News, 16(395):186.

O'Brien CW; Wibmer GJ, 1982. Annotated checklist of the weevils (Curculionidae sensu lato) of North America, Central America and the West Indies (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Memoirs, American Entomological Institute, 34:1-382.

Pierce WD, 1915. Some sugar-cane root-boring weevils of the West Indies. Journal of Agricultural Research, 4(3):255-264.

Tedders WL; Ward BW, 1994. A new technique for monitoring pecan weevil emergence (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal Entomol. Science, 29:18-30.

Woodruff RE, 1964. A Puerto Rican weevil new to the United States (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Entomology Circular No. 30. Florida Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry.

Distribution References

Ballou H A, 1913. Root borers and other grubs in West Indian soils. Imperial Department of Agriculture for the West Indies, Imperial Commissioner of Agriculture, Pamphlet Series. 8-9.

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Hutson J C, 1917. Some weevils of the genus Diaprepes in the West Indies. Agricultural News. 16 (395), 186.

NHM, 1905. Specimen record from the collection in the Natural History Museum (London, UK)., London, UK: Natural History Museum (London).

O'Brien CW, Wibmer GJ, 1982. Annotated checklist of the weevils (Curculionidae sensu lato) of North America, Central America and the West Indies (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). In: Memoirs, American Entomological Institute, 34 1-382.

Pierce W D, 1915. Some sugar-cane root-boring weevils of the West Indies. Journal of Agricultural Research. 4 (3), 255-264.

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