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Figwort weevils


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Symptoms

Foliage is eaten and dried up, particularly at the shoot tips, and flower buds are damaged. The larvae feed on leaves by grazing the surface of the leaf.

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The adult beetles are 4-5 mm long, black and greyish white with one or two black circular marks on wings. The larvae are up to 6mm long and are slimy, yellowish-brown grubs with black heads. When fully grown the larvae spin spherical brownish cocoons, in which they pupate, on the plant stems; these cocoons closely resemble the seed pods of figwort.

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