CISR: Diaprepes Root Weevil

CISR: Diaprepes Root Weevil

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The Situation: Diaprepes root weevil is a large (3/8-3/4 inch long) colorful weevil with color forms that range from gray to yellow to orange and black.  Diaprepes is originally from the Caribbean and was introduced into Florida in the 1960s. The larval stage feeds on roots and causes serious damage to ornamentals, citrus and a […]

CISR: Australian Gum Tree Weevil

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The Situation: Eucalyptus is a ubiquitous landscape, shade, and windbreak tree throughout southern and central California. The trees are valued for their fast growth and tolerance of poor soils and drought. Eucalyptus is now threatened by several pest insects accidentally introduced into California from Australia, one of which is the Australian gum tree weevil. Description: […]

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