Bothynoderes punctiventris

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Bothynoderes punctiventris Schoenherr, 1834 - (sugar beet weevil)

This weevils is a pest of beet and sugar beet in many parts of Europe, especially those in eastern Europe with a drier climate. It has been also found in some parts of Asia. The adults feed on the seedlings and the leaves, the larvae on the roots. During outbreaks, yield losses may approach 50%. The adults overwinter in the soil and cause the most significant damage during spring when they emerge and attack the seedlings.

The feeding activities often results in the death of seedlings and young plants, or in retarded growth. Older plants mainly suffer damage to their tubers by the larvae. The life cycle extends over several years. Other plants, related to beets, like those in the Amaranthaceae and related families are also attacked.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Rübenderbrüssler
• English: beetroot weevil
sugar beet weevil
• Español: cleonino de la remolacha
• Français: cléone de la betterave

Asproparthenis punctiventri
Cleonus punctiventris