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West indian cane weevil

Metamasius hemipterus

West indian cane weevil (Metamasius hemipterus) is an insect pest of sugarcane, palms and bananas. It is a native of Central and South America and was first detected in Florida in 1984.

Considered a pest of priorly damaged crops, this weevil can be a precursor for the more destructive palmetto weevil.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet.
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