Hydrangea (Hydrangea)-Root weevil

Various species

Pest description and damage Identification is important: species differ in susceptibility to pesticides. Adult weevils are small dark nocturnal beetles with a snout (rostrum) and elbowed antennae. Look for ragged notches on the edges of leaves, or flower petals Larvae are C-shaped, legless, and white, sometimes reddish, with tan heads, up to 0.5 inch in size. The larvae are rarely a significant problem in established landscapes.

For biology, life history, monitoring and management

See "Root weevil" in:

Management-chemical control

See Table 2 in: