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Visual Reference Library - Lentils
LEN-1.0 INSECT STUNG DAMAGE
  

 A           B          C          D

Approximately 125 grams (large seeded) or Approximately 60 grams (small seeded)

 

Lentils that have been stung by insects where the damage is distinct and extends into the cotyledon.

 

A. Weevil Damage. Lentils containing small "pinhole" entrance holes or larger circular exit holes (shown) are considered weevil damage.

 

B. Insect Damage. Stings from other insect pests (e.g. Lygus Bug) are less pronounced, but significant enough to function as damage.

 

C/D. Chalky Spot. Pitted, discolored, crater-like depressions in the seed coat (C) must be scraped to confirm the damage extends into the cotyledon, leaving a chalky appearance equal to the minimum size shown (D).

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Last updated May 2012