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Anthonomus rubi (Herbst, 1795) 2.8 mm long (without rostrum) Curculioninae Anthonomus rubi,France,Geotagged,Spring,Strawberry blossom weevil Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Anthonomus rubi (Herbst, 1795)

2.8 mm long (without rostrum) Curculioninae

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The Strawberry blossom weevil, "Anthonomus rubi" is a weevil that feeds on members of the Rosaceae and is an important pest of strawberry and raspberry. This insect is a particularly problematic pest of strawberry in Europe, in some cases responsible for up to 80% loss of the berry crop. Adults feed on strawberry foliage, and females lay eggs inside unopened flower buds before partially or totally severing the stalk; larvae develop inside the severed buds, feeding on the wilting tissue.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Claude CHAVAND
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By Claude CHAVAND

Public Domain
Uploaded May 13, 2022. Captured May 13, 2022 19:38 in FMFX+H2 La Chapelle-Villars, France.
  • ILCE-7M2
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 65mm