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. Damage by C-shaped larvae may cause plants to wilt and die. Larval damage is most often noticed in containers where successive generations of weevils and limited room for a healthy root system favors damage.
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