Weevils are a group of beetles that are distinguished by long snouts and legless larvae. The adults and larvae can be pests in the garden; the adults eating notches in the edges of leaves and the larvae/grubs eating plant roots.
Pest weevils in the garden include Fuller's rose weevil, black vine weevil, vegetable weevil, garden weevil, white fringed weevil and Argentine stem weevil. Although each weevil species has a favoured plant to feed on they will attack a variety of crops or plants.
Weevils are commonly found attacking:
In all cases except Buddleia leaf weevil larvae (which eat leaves) the larvae eat the roots and the adults eat foliage.
Control of Weevils in Trees, Shrubs and Ornamentals
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