Clover root weevil (Sitona lepidus)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Curculionidae
Genus: Sitona
Species: lepidus

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On Sep 15, 2012, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

The clover root beetle was first found in Europe. It has since spread to North America, and was discovered in New Zealand in 1996. A parasitic wasp from Ireland was introduced to control it. Adult weevils feed on the clover leaf, while the larvae live on the root system of the clover plant. They destroy a big percentage of rich pasture.