Leaf weevils

Insect

Leaf weevils

Polydrusus impressifrons Gyllenhal and Phyllobius sp.

Coleoptera: Curculionidae

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


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

  • Crops Affected: Apples, Pears

    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.