Sri Lanka Weevil (Myllocerus undatus)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Curculionidae
Genus: Myllocerus
Species: undatus (un-DAY-tus) (Info)

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Grenoble,
Palm Bay, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Tampa, Florida

Members' Notes:

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Negative

On Nov 21, 2011, shipmate from philadelphia, PA (Zone 7a) wrote:

According the University of Florida IFAS Extension and Pinellas County Extension the one with the yellow head is Myllocerus undatus - Sri Lanka Weevil. Artipus floridanus has a grey head.

Larva and pupa feed on roots, adults on leaves. Introduced into Miami in 2000 and are spreading.

Negative

On May 27, 2011, vinceb from Merritt Island, FL wrote:

I think that this is: (little leaf notcher) Artipus floridanus

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs130

Eats my basil. I haven't found a control yet.