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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 hair. Their body is curved and they have a slender beak with antennae in the center. The oval gray eggs are placed into plant stems. The 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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