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Vine Weevil

Evil weevil from a flowerpot


It is an easily recognisable, serious insect pest damaging a wide variety of garden and indoor plants: ornamental plants and fruits, especially those grown in containers. The beetles are about 1 cm long, dull matt black in colour, with a pronounced ‘snout’. Adult weevils are active from spring to late summer, grubs from summer to spring. Adult vine weevils eat leaves, and the grubs eat roots.