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  • beetles
  • Yellow-poplar weevils are small black-snout beetles and are tick-like in appearance. (wikipedia.org)
  • The resulting grubs then feed on the wooden item causing both structural and cosmetic damage, before pupating and hatching as beetles which then breed, lay eggs, and repeat the process causing further damage. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the beetles evolved consuming dead wood in various forest habitats, most grubs, if not all, typically require that the wooden item contain a higher moisture content than is normally found in wooden items in a typical home. (wikipedia.org)
  • palm weevils
  • Primarily due to the existence of numerous color forms across their ranges, the taxonomy and classification of red palm weevils has undergone a number of changes in understanding and circumscription. (wikipedia.org)
  • pest
  • This weevil feeds on a number of crop plants including perennial ryegrass, on which it is a major pest, Italian ryegrass, other grasses, wheat, barley, oats and maize. (wikipedia.org)
  • As a result, the weevil is considered a major pest in palm plantations, including the coconut palm, date palm and oil palm. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1964 this weevil was accidentally introduced in the US, state of Florida, where it is at present a major pest of citrus. (wikipedia.org)
  • parasitic
  • The host plants include the following, listed by genus: Arisaema Acer Aster Astilbe Bergenia Camellia Echinacea Epimedium Euonymus Heuchera Hosta Kalmia Lilium Phlox Primula Rhododendron Saxifraga Sedum Syringa Taxus Tsuga Wisteria The soil dwelling grubs can be controlled using parasitic nematodes, for example Steinernema kraussei and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora, which can be bought from some garden centres and by mail order. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adults
  • In the fall, the grubs bore holes through the shells from the inside to emerge into the soil where they may live for a year or two before maturing into adults. (wikipedia.org)
  • soil
  • The weevil spreads mainly by "hitchhiking" when infested plants, soil, and containers are moved from site to site. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adult weevils can be controlled by using sticky barriers on the trunks of affected plants, as the weevils return to the soil each day. (wikipedia.org)
  • The weevil overwinters as a larva deep in the soil, or as an adult under stones or other sheltered places. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • This weevil is found in association with various plants of Fagaceae, Betulaceae, and Juglandaceae, in particular white oak and American beech. (wikipedia.org)
  • native
  • The Argentine stem weevil is native to South America where it is present in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. (wikipedia.org)
  • white
  • Grubs grow up to 1 cm in length, have a slightly curved, legless body, creamy-white in colour, with a tan-brown head. (wikipedia.org)
  • They are whitish, C-shaped, and about 8 mm long when full grown, much smaller than white grubs. (wikipedia.org)
  • trees
  • Before leaf buds on Yellow-poplar, Sassafras, or Magnolia trees open, weevils attack the buds and leave their distinctive feeding marks. (wikipedia.org)
  • appears
  • Sitophilus zeamais appears similar to the rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae), but has more clearly marked spots on the wing covers, and is somewhat larger. (wikipedia.org)