Hollyhock weevil

Hollyhock weevil, Apion longirostre, is present in many landscape sites and may be a pest in nursery stock. Last year, I had some luck physically removing the weevils with water sprays.

Links:

BugGuide: Hollyhock weevil. Nice close-up image.

Cranshaw, W. 2010. Hollyhock weevil. High Plains IPM/Bugwood. 28 January 2010.

Kulzer, L. Bug of the month: Hollyhock Weevil, Apion longirostre

 

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Mating hollyhock weevils and damage

Mating hollyhock weevils and damage
Photo: Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, United States

Hollyhock weevil adult

Hollyhock weevil adult
Photo: Key Gray, OSU

Hollyhock weevil grubs in ovule

Hollyhock weevil grubs in ovule

Hollyhock weevil larva

Hollyhock weevil larva
Photo: Key Gray, OSU

Mating hollyhock weevils and damage

Mating hollyhock weevils and damage
Photo: Rosetta

Hollyhock weevil pupa

Hollyhock weevil pupa
Photo: Key Gray, OSU

Hollyhock weevil adult and damage, including puncture wounds

Hollyhock weevil adult and damage, including puncture wounds
Photo: Rosetta

Hollyhock weevils (female with larger probiscus)

Hollyhock weevils (female with larger probiscus)
Photo: Jim Young, OSU