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Pea leaf weevil

Description

Pea leaf weevil (Sitona lineatus) is an insect pest that feeds on the roots (larvae) and leaves (adults) of a wide range of cultivated and wild legume species. The pea leaf weevil (PLW) is native to Europe and was first identified in Alberta by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada entomologist Dr. Bob Byers. First record of this insect attacking peas in Alberta was in 2000 near Lethbridge, Alberta. Subsequent surveys have revealed considerable range expansion and increasing damage.

Updated

April 25, 2017

Tags
Sitona lineatus pea leaf weevil

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Extent

2 pages

Frequency

Other

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Forestry

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

2007-05-02

Date Added

2019-03-19T19:09:14.832587

Date Modified

2017-04-25

Date Issued

2007-05-02

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This information published to the web on May 2, 2007. Reformatted for PDF on March 2019. The FAQ published to the web on April 23, 2008.

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