Fact Sheet: The Pineapple Weevil

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In 2003, the Entomology Unit, Bodles Research Station, received samples of pineapple fruits and stalk infested/damaged by a beetle larva. After several field visits and literature research, it was determined that the problem was caused by an insect called the pineapple weevil, Metamasius ritchiei Marshall (Coleoptera; Curculioinidae; Calandrinae).