Ceutorhynchus (genus)

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Ceutorhynchus obstrictus (= Ceutorhynchus assimilis) (click on image to enlarge it)
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Ceutorhynchus Germar, 1824 - (cabbage stem and seedpod weevils)

This is a large genus of small holarctic weevils with several hundred species. Many feed on crucifers and several species are important pests of brassicas, especially oilseed rape. They might attack various parts of the plants like seed pods, stems, leaves, buds or roots. For example, Ceutorhynchus obstrictus (synonym Ceutorhynchus assimilis) is a common pest of oilseed rape seedpods in Europe and North America. The adult weevils are typically 2-4 mm long.

Vernacular names
• English: cabbage stem and seedpod weevils
• Español: ceutorincos
• Français: ceutorhynques


Type species: Ceutorhynchus assimilis (= Ceutorhynchus obstrictus)


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: