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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Clay-coloured Weevil - Otiorhynchus singularis

Clay-coloured Weevil - Otiorhynchus singularis

Clay Coloured Weevil 29180


A clay brown weevil about 8 mm long.


Adults emerge in early spring. They climb up the plant after dark and feed on developing buds and flower shoots. They shelter in the soil and debris at the base of the plant. Eggs are laid in the soil and soon hatch. The larvae feed on the roots, often at a depth of about 50 cm. When fully mature, they pupate in earthen cells and emerge as adults.


These weevils feed on shrubs such as Rhododendrons and Raspberry and can be a pest of Raspberry fruit farmers.

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