Carrot weevil

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Carrot weevil
Carrot Weevil 2.jpg
An adult carrot weevil
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Superorder: Endopterygota
Order: Coleoptera

Adult carrot weevils may attack carrot crops once the they reach the first true leaf stage. Adults lay their eggs from mid-May in the petioles or crown of carrots and seal them inside. Once hatched the larvae will consume the carrot flesh[1].


Young plants can be killed by tunnelling larvae and leaves will wilt. Damage is not otherwise noticeable until the larvae mature.



  1. Stevenson, A.B. (1998). Weevil"Carrot Insects". Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food & Rural Affairs. Retrieved 2010-07-16