Heilipus lauri

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Heilipus lauri adult (click on image to enlarge it)
Authors: Alvaro Castañeda-Vildózola, Oscar A. Del Ángel-Coronel, Juan G. Cruz-Castillo and Jorge Váldez-Carrasco
Source: Neotropical Entomology, 2009, 38 (6), p. 872

Heilipus lauri Boheman, 1845

This weevil attacks fruits of avocado and other Persea species in parts of Mexico. It has been also reported from Colombia. H. lauri is one of a number of pest species that restrict the export of avocado to other countries.

Vernacular names
• English: big avocado seed weevil
• Español: gran gorgojo de semilla de aguacate