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Pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano, is a beetle in the family Curculionidae in the order Coleoptera. The larvae attacks all types of peppers. In addition to peppers, adult pepper weevils may feed on nearby tomatoes, tomatillos, and related species in the nightshade family. Wild hosts include nightshades, horse nettle, and related plants. Pepper weevil does not overwinter in Virginia, but is a sporadic pest occasionally imported on transplants or fruit from the South.
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June 6, 2022