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- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the family Chrysomelidae— weevilsinculding the bean weevil.
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Rodrigues and Pratissoli (1990) carried out small-scale laboratory trials to evaluate the pathogenicity of Beauveria brongniartii and M. anisopliae for Sitophilus zeamais and Acanthoscelides obtectus.
The effectiveness of teflubenzuron, three analogues and diflubenzuron against Sitophilus granarius, Acanthoscelides obtectus, Tribolium confusum and Trogoderma granarium was compared.
Acanthoscelides obtectus was less susceptible to diflubenzuron, with 1 ppm resulting in a 52% reduction in emergence, and 5 ppm in a 74% reduction.
Bean bruchids (Acanthoscelides obtectus and Zabrotes subfasciatus) are snout less weevils about 2. 5mm long and are the major storage pests of beans.