Buddleia leaf weevil was released in New Zealand to help control the wild spread of Buddleia davidii. The larvae of the weevil and the adults eat Buddlleia leaves.
Larvae are slimy oval yellow/green grubs and the adults are typical weevils. Both adults and larvae remove the upper surface of the leaf, leaving the lower silvery surface intact. Adult feeding damage often forms a ragged hole in the Buddleia leaf. Leaves with significant damage become silvery-brown, curl and fall.
Note: The above retail product, PLANThealth Insect Hit Granules, has been discontinued. However, if you have a significant problem a commercial option is still available, please contact Kiwicare directly for more information.
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