Plum curculio

Plum curculio

Photo by E. Levine, The Ohio State University,

  • Weevils are about 5 mm long and grey-brown coloured with four pairs of ridges on the forewings
  • Adult weevils can cause scarring and oviposition wounds on fruit and may cause some marginal damage to leaves and blossoms
  • Larval feeding causes internal fruit damage leading to fruit drop
  • Most likely dispersal over long distances is through movement of packing material contaminated with adult weevils

High priority pest of: Apples and pears, Summerfruit

Scientific name: Conotrachelus nenuphar
EPPRD Category: 2
Life Form: Beetles & weevils (COLEOPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol