Cabbage Curculio

Cabbage Curculio

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Common names:  Cabbage Curculio

Scientific name:  Ceutorhynchus rapae

Region:  This weevil can be found throughout North America.

Life cycle:  This insect produces many generations each year and overwinters in the soil.

Physical Description:  This 1/8 inch long weevil is black with blue or yellow hairTheir body is curved and they have a slender beak with antennae in the centerThe oval gray eggs are placed into plant stemsThe larva is white.

Feeding characteristics:  This pest attacks broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and turnip plants by mining the stalks and feeding on the leaves.

Controls:  This insect seldom does any damage and controls are not usually necessary.

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