Rose (Rosa)-Rose curculio

Merhynchites bicolor

Pest description and crop damage Bright red beetle, 0.25 inch long, with black undersurface, head, and legs, and long snout. One form is entirely black. Adults make egg punctures in buds, which may fail to open. Usually not a serious pest.

Management-chemical control


For more information

Johnson, W.T. and H.H. Lyon (1991), Insects That Feed on Trees and Shrubs, 2nd ed., Cornell University Press (p. 238).

PNW Nursery IPM: Rose curculio (