Cosmopolites (genus)

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Cosmopolites sordidus (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Jennifer C. Giron Duque, University of Puerto Rico
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Cosmopolites Chevrolat, 1885

This genus contains a few species of weevils. The main pest is the banana weevil (Cosmopolites sordidus) which bores into banana corms, causing serious damage. It is native to South-East Asia but has spread to many banana-growing regions around the world.

Type species: Cosmopolites sordidus


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