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  • n. Any member of the Bruchidae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A beetle of the family Bruchidæ.


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  • In this project, neem oil has proved effective against bruchid beetles - the prime pest of Africa's stored products.

    Chapter 24

  • Lennie Clement in Nigeria asked this after our article about using palm oil to control bruchid beetles in stored beans.

    16: Oils

  • We have mentioned using cooking oil to control bruchid beetles in stored seeds.

    8: Plant protection and pest control

  • Desert locusts (Shistocarica gregaria) and Melolonthidae beetles attack the foliage, and bruchid beetles feed on the mature dried seeds.

    Chapter 10

  • Adult bruchid beetles, common pests in stored beans, are unable to move around enough to mate and reproduce in beans mixed with sand, and so the population dies out.

    14. Saving seeds for planting

  • After harvest, pods should be stored at 0° C to prevent fermentation of the pods and. if bruchid seed weevils (Amblycerus robiniae) are present in the pods, it will prevent them from spreading within the pods.

    Chapter 34

  • A large number of insects have been recorded to attack living trees. but only bruchid beetles are of economic importance.

    Chapter 17

  • Although no bruchid seed predators are found on E. cyclocarpum, the green pods are often preyed upon by parrots and fruiting may be further disrupted by the gall forming moth Asphondylia enterolobii.

    Chapter 7

  • The groundnut bruchid (Caryedon spp.) is a serious pest in West Africa.

    Chapter 10

  • The snoutless bruchid weevils (Callosobruchusspp) infest cowpeas both in the field and in storage.

    Chapter 10


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