Bondi Junction NSW, Australia
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2021-09-08T03:14:06.9992085Z
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Mango flower beetle (367)
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds

Summary

  • Widespread distribution. Common in Pacific island countries.
  • Damage to many ornamentals, food crops and trees by adult beetles accessing nectar, pollen.
  • Eggs laid in organic matter, C-shaped larvae move on their back, adults up to 17 mm long, broad, dark brown with greenish/yellow markings.
  • Spread on the wing, and plants in horticultural trade.
  • Natural enemies: parasitoid wasps. Attempts made in Hawaii.
  • Cultural and Chemical control. Not recommended, except for hand-picking if numbers are high and plants are accessible. The beetle is slow-moving. If chemical necessary, try PDPs: derris, neem, pyrethrum; alternatively, use synthetic pyrethroids.

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