Thursday, February 11, 2010

Blue-Green Citrus Root Weevil (Pachnaeus litus)

A colleague of mine found this in southern Florida. It is a native species that is considered a pest of citrus trees and other plants. The adults eat leaves and the larvae, or "babies", eat roots of the same plant or tree. A female may lay 4000 eggs in her lifetime! For more information, see UF Citrus Root Weevils

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