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Description of the mature larva and pupa of Anthonomus santacruzi Hustache (Coleoptera, Curculionidae), a biological control agent of Solanum mauritianum Scop. (Solanaceae), and remarks about its biology 

Department of Zoology, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Akademicka 19, 20-033 Lublin, Poland.
School of Animal, Plant and Enviromental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, P. Bag 3, Wits 2050, Johannesburg, South Africa.
School of Animal, Plant and Enviromental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, P. Bag 3, Wits 2050, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Coleoptera weevil Curculionoidea Antonomini Afrotropic region immature beetle


The mature larva and pupa of Anthonomus santacruzi Hustache (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) are illustrated and described for the first time. Biological data obtained from field-collected specimens are also presented and discussed. Lastly, an upgraded key for selected Anthonomini pupae is also given.



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