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11 January 2021 Primer Reporte del Tomatillo Physalis ixocarpa Brot Ex Horm. Como Hospedero del Ciclo de Vida Completo del Picudo del Chile
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In the present study, tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa) is documented as the the full-lifecycle host of the pepper weevil (Anthonomus eugenii). Physalis ixocarpa fruits were collected close to pepper (Capsicum annum) fields severely infested by A. eugenii, in which insecticide sprays were suspended weeks before tomatillo collection. Evidence that A. eugenii can develop fully inside P. ixocarpa was obtained by observing larvae, pupae, and adults found inside these fruits.

Edgardo Cortez-Mondaca, Ernesto Machado Torres, Fernando Alberto Valenzuela-Escoboza, and Álvaro Moreno Heredia "Primer Reporte del Tomatillo Physalis ixocarpa Brot Ex Horm. Como Hospedero del Ciclo de Vida Completo del Picudo del Chile," Southwestern Entomologist 45(4), 1157-1160, (11 January 2021). https://doi.org/10.3958/059.045.0431
Published: 11 January 2021
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