Conotrachelus nenuphar (Herbst)
Distribution: Widespread and a major pest in most fruit-growing states and provinces in eastern North America.
The apple curculio is smaller than the plum curculio, with a longer, slender snout.
Leo-Guy Simard, Ag. and Agri-Food Canada
The adult is mottled grayish black and brown (A). Its head is prolonged into a large but short snout that bears antennae. Each elytron has a series of humps with the 2nd and 3rd pairs separated by a clear transverse band. The white elliptical eggs are deposited under the skin of the fruit in a crescent-shaped slit. The whitish larva, with no functional legs, has a C-shaped body, an elliptical head and a brown thoracic shield (B).