Firethorn (Pyracantha)-Root weevil

Many species

Pest description and damage Species identification is important as root weevil species differ in susceptibility to pesticides and have different life cycles. Adult weevils are small dark beetles with a snout (rostrum) and elbowed antennae. Look for ragged notches on the edges of leaves, or flower petals. Tips may die beyond the point where weevils have girdled the twig (salal, firethorn, rockrose, yew, juniper, etc.).

For biology, life history, monitoring and management

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