Pest description and damage Species identification is important as root weevil species differ in susceptibility to pesticides and can have different life cycles. Adult weevils are small dark nocturnal beetles with a snout (rostrum) and elbowed antennae. Larvae are rarely a problem in landscapes. Look for ragged notches on the edges of leaves on young trees, or dead tips of plants where weevils have girdled the twig.
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