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Leaf Weevils



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Leaf Weevils

Usually appear in

Spring to Summer


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Caused By:-     Various Weevil Beetles

Description

Leaf weevils come in many different colours and shapes. They are slow moving beetles of a general shape. The larvae of which also eats the roots of the host usually in the winter. In UK, The green Leaf Weevil(Polydrusus impressifrons) is a common pest of Oaks, Birches, Sorbus and Beech,apple, elm, linden, oak, peach, pear, plum, poplar, rose, strawberry and willow by eating the leaves. The Green Leaf Weevil can be present in large numbers, but rarely stay around after they have caused the initial damage. This damage can happen quite rapidly. Edges of leaves are mostly eaten, but sometimes there are also holes in the leaf. It is usually active in late spring to early summer. It's damage is not confined to those trees listed above. Other trees can also have leaf damage.
See these other Weevils Apple Blossom Weevil, Beech Leaf Mining Weevil, Figworth Weevils, Gorse Seed Weevil, Nut Weevil, Pea and Bean Weevil, Turnip Gall Weevil,Vine Weevil, Weevils, Willow Flea Weevil.


Control

Spraying with a knock down insecticide will control these pest, but soaking the soil with a pesticide will also be necessary to kill the eggs and larvae which overwinter in the soil.



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