Image Number: 1402108

Larvae of this pest overwinter in the soil and feed under ground on roots and stems of recently set tobacco. This feeding may cause wilting, stunting or uneven stands. Yellow-white, legless grubs with light brown heads are heavy-bodied, slightly C-shaped, and up to ½ inch in length. They are often found in the soil near damaged plants or in stems.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Curculionoidea
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Entiminae
Tribe: Naupactini
Genus: Naupactus
Subject: Naupactus spp. Dejean, 1821


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Subject: Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type) L.
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Image uploaded:
Sunday, March 10, 2002
Image last updated:
Tuesday, May 17, 2011