RECORD OF WEEVIL, Alcidodes sp. DAMAGING THE SEEDS OF Cinnamomum sulphuratum
lasted for about 5-8 days. The larvae were 'C' shaped, measuring 9-10 mm in length, white in colour and found feeding inside the seed for a period of 30 - 35 days, while the pupal period lasted for 12-15 days. The adults were stout, elongate, oval, black in colour and light brown stripes running alternately throughout the length of the elytra. The mean percent infestation of seeds ranged from 32- 38.62 during the two years of study. Infestation has adversely affected the seed germination and a decreasing trend in germination was observed, with increase in infestation level.
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