FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Brachycerus undatus  Fabricius, 1798
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Coleoptera / Curculionidae
Garlic weevil     Bumunqar tal-basal iswed
Further Information:
The Garlic weevil has a very rough and gnarled integument. The closely related Brachycerus albidentatus (Onion weevil) has ash-grey patterns, streaks or patches. The larva feeds on garlic bulbs and sometimes daffodils (Narcissus tazzeta) while adults can also attack leaves. It can become a pest which is however easily controlled by insecticides.












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