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].

Symptoms[edit]

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

Examples[edit]

References[edit]

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