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Unidentified weevil found in Guatemalan pineapple shipment

IDENTITY

Name: Unknown
Taxonomic Position:

Common Names:Weevil

Significance:
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detected a new weevil species in a shipment of pineapples from Guatemala at the port in Freeport, Texas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Systematic Entomology Laboratory identified the species as one similar to the weevil genera Conotrachelus. The CBP denied entry of the infested fruits.


OTHER INFORMATION:

References:
ABC13 Eyewitness News. 18 June 2009. Customs discovers new type of pest. Freeport, TX. http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=6872196  


Related Documents:
new weevil in pineapple    Pineapple weevil 24June09.pdf

Warning: The information in this alert has not been confirmed with the appropriate National Plant Protection Organization and is provided solely as an early warning. Please use the above information with caution.

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Prepared on: 06/26/2009