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Rapid Pest Risk Analysis for Anthonomus eugenii (the Pepper Weevil)


Anthonomus eugenii, a weevil pest of Capsicum species. The likelihood of establishment outdoors in the UK is very low because it is warmth-loving, has no adaptations to over-wintering and limited hosts. Establishment indoors is very likely but, survival in glasshouses will depend on the extent to which there is a crop break with rigorous hygiene.


  • Anthonomus eugenii


  • Capsicum annuum
  • Capsicum frutescens
  • Solanum melongena


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PRA Area

  • United Kingdom