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Hollyhock Weevil (Rhopalapion longirostre)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Apionidae
Genus: Rhopalapion
Species: longirostre


No positives
No neutrals
4 negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Boise, Idaho
Sioux City, Iowa
Detroit, Michigan
Dowling, Michigan
Onekama, Michigan
West Islip, New York
Salt Lake City, Utah (2 reports)
Chewelah, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Marysville, Washington
Sunnyslope, Washington
Yakima, Washington
Marinette, Wisconsin

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Member Notes:

Negative abell88 On Aug 2, 2007, abell88 from Toronto
Canada wrote:

Sucks the life out of my hollyhocks.
I'm in Toronto, Canada

Negative dicentra63 On May 16, 2008, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT
(Zone 6b) wrote:

Rotten things clamp down onto the hollyhock buds and suck them dry. The plants never recover.

Negative ccove On Jun 25, 2008, ccove from West Islip, NY
(Zone 6b) wrote:

They were killing my hollyhocks, sprayed them with insectisidial soap x2 and no more problems

Negative Ithiel On Aug 14, 2010, Ithiel from Detroit, MI
(Zone 6b) wrote:

After being plagued with these pests for 3 months, I wonder if it's normal for them to have disappeared as of July. It almost seems too good to be true, especially for my Hollyhocks.

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