A B C
Portion for Analysis: Approximately 250 grams
Peas and pieces of peas which meet any one of the following criteria are weevil damage.
A. Weevil Pinhole: Peas and pieces of peas that have been stung by an insect and the damage extends into the cotyledon.
B. Visible Window: Peas and pieces of peas which are weevil-bored; but the weevil has not emerged from the pea. The seed coat (window) still covers the bore hole.
C. Open Eye: Peas and pieces of peas which are weevil-bored and the weevil has emerged from the pea.
NOTE: Insect damage peas should also be checked for live or dead insects/larvae for the presence of insect refuse. (Refer to Pea and Lentil Handbook, Section 4.12 and 4.31).