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Leaf weevils

Polydrusus impressifrons Gyllenhal and Phyllobius sp.
Coleoptera: Curculionidae

Leaf weevils are green or brown curculios with a metallic appearance (A). Their antennae are borne on the snout.

Distribution

P. impressifrons: QC, ON, CT, NY, MI, OH.

Damage

Occurs in apple and pear, and occasionally other tree fruits. Leaf weevils, which may be especially numerous on plum trees, create feeding holes in the leaves a few millimeters in size.

Management

This insect causes negligible problems and tolerance is probably more economical and better advised than intervention.

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