Sweet potato weevils

Catalogue Type
Plant Pests Catalogue
Scientific Name
Cylas spp
Distinguishing Characters
The body, legs, and head are long and thin, giving it an ant-like appearance. The head is black, the antennae, thorax and legs orange to reddish brown, and the abdomen and elytra are metallic blue. The snout is slightly curved and about as long as the thorax; the antennae are attached at about the mid point on the snout. The beetle appears smooth and shiny, but close examination shows a layer of short hairs. The adult measures 5.5 to 8.0 mm in length.
Host Crop
Sweet Potato
Photo of Insect
Photo of Damaged Crop