Pea and bean weevils

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Pea and bean weevils are a nuisance but rarely a major problem on the veg patch. The larvae live in the soil and feed on the root nodules. Then when the adults emerge in June and July, they climb up the plants and eat the edges of the leaves. Thankfully, these 4mm-long, brown, snout-nosed beetles rarely cause severe damage. The plants easily survive, unless they are small and seriously infested.

Symptoms

When weevils emerge out of the soil in early summer, they feed on the leaves of broad beans and peas, nibbling U-shaped notches out of the edges.

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Pick off the beetles by hand and destroy.

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