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Phytoparasitica

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 239–241 | Cite as

Damage by Homalinotus depressus in commercial coconut palm crops in the Amazonian region of Brazil

  • Rafael Coelho RibeiroEmail author
  • Walkymário de Paulo Lemos
  • Paulo Manoel Pontes Lins
  • Roberta de Melo Valente
  • Antonio Agostinho Müller
  • Alexandre Mehl Lunz
  • José Cola Zanuncio
Article

Abstract

The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L., Arecaceae) has great economic and social importance for many industrial and non-industrial products. Pests can reduce its productivity and cause its death. In 2005, larvae and adults of a Curculionidae were observed damaging the floral stalk of coconut palms in commercial plantations in the municipality of Moju, Pará State, in the Brazilian Amazon. Insects were identified as the black coconut bunch weevil, Homalinotus depressus (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cholini). This is the first report of this pest damaging coconut palms in Brazil.

Keywords

Arecaceae Black coconut bunch weevil Cocos nucifera Woodborers 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We appreciate the help of Dr. Moacyr Bernadino Dias Filho, who reviewed the English version of this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafael Coelho Ribeiro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Walkymário de Paulo Lemos
    • 2
  • Paulo Manoel Pontes Lins
    • 3
  • Roberta de Melo Valente
    • 4
  • Antonio Agostinho Müller
    • 1
  • Alexandre Mehl Lunz
    • 2
  • José Cola Zanuncio
    • 5
  1. 1.Departamento de FitotecniaUniversidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV)ViçosaBrazil
  2. 2.Laboratório de Entomologia, Embrapa Amazônia Oriental, CPATUBelémBrazil
  3. 3.Socôco S.A. Agroindústria da AmazôniaMojuBrazil
  4. 4.Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA)BelémBrazil
  5. 5.Departamento de Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV)ViçosaBrazil

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