Metamasius hemipterus

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Author(s): Natasha Wright, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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Metamasius hemipterus (Linnaeus) - (West Indian cane weevil)

This weevil is found in Central and South America where it attacks sugarcane and other crops like bananas and palm trees. It was discovered in Florida in 1984 where it became a pest of sugarcane and palms.

Vernacular names
• English: West Indian cane weevil
silky cane weevil
sugarcane weevil
• Español: gorgojo rayado
• Português: broca-pequena-da-cana