Black Vine Weevils

BLACK VINE WEEVILS

DESCRIPTION
The Black Vine Weevil (sometimes referred to as the Taxus Weevil) is a black or slate gray, wingless, nocturnal insect that has a short snout and elbowed antennae. They are a prominent pest in nurseries and around landscape plants (particularly rhododendrons) throughout the majority of the country.

DAMAGE
Black Vine Weevil larvae are very destructive to plants when they are feeding. The larvae is white, C-shaped, has a brown head and feeds on roots. Larval feeding happens in mid-summer through the fall and in the early spring. The adults feed on plants and can lay up to 500 eggs over a period of two to three weeks.

TREATMENT
Treatment for this pest is targeted at the adult weevils and pesticides are applied on the foliage around the perimeter of the home or business.

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