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Caryedon serratus (Oliv.)
Groundnut Bruchid


This dark reddish-brown pest has smudgy black spots on the wing covers and is 3-7 mm long.

Life History:

It is found in the tropics on whole and shelled groundnuts, both in the field and in store. Pupation occurs outside the seed and also outside the shell, in a thin cocoon.


All tropical countries.


To groundnuts, pods of tamarinds and other types a acacia found in the tropics. Is carried into the temperate zones with groundnuts, but does not become established.

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