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Black vine weevil

Otiorhynchus sulcatus

Snout beetle (Eng.), Kalander (Afr.), Snuitkewer (Afr.), Vine Weevil

Leave notched margins on plant leaves.

The adult is a dark, matte black colour. Although they have wings that are unable to fly. They're nocturnal so they come out at night to feed on the outer parts of leaves.

Detection

Appearance
The adult weevil is a dark black, matte colour and have fused wing covers. They can not fly.They have six legs and two long antennas on their head.
Symptoms
Leave notched margins on your plant leaves.

Personality

Order
Coleoptera
Family
Curculionidae
Metamorphosis
Complete
Distribution
Central Europe

Biological treatment

By using nematodes such as Steinernema kraussei, which can be bought in some garden centres or online, you can help to reduce any grubs that are in the soil. With the adult weevils you can pick them off by hand when they come out at night or use sticky barriers to catch them on.

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