Rhododendron (Rhododendron)-Root weevil

Numerous species

Pest description and damage Identification is important as root weevil species differ in susceptibility to pesticides. Adult weevils are small dark nocturnal beetles with a snout (rostrum) and elbowed antennae. Look for ragged notches on the edges of leaves, or flower petals. Larvae are C-shaped, legless, and white, sometimes reddish, with tan heads, up to 0.5 inch in size. Larvae rarely cause significant root girdling damage in established landscapes.

For biology, life history, monitoring and management

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Management-chemical control

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