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Little Leaf Notcher Weevil, Sri Lanka Leaf 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:

Boca Raton, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2 reports)
Fort Myers, Florida
Jupiter, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
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On Feb 25, 2018, SerenitySpring from Orlando, FL wrote:

I just discovered these white Little Leaf Notcher Weevils throughout the base area of my African Blue Basil plants that are in my butterfly garden. They are white with various black or blackish-gray markings. I spent the past few hours searching online to find out what this bug is called. I thought perhaps it was some sort of Stink Bug, but after much review, I see that I am dealing with these Weevils. I live in Orlando and began growing my butterfly garden about 4-5 months ago. I had previously sprayed Neem Oil on the African Blue Basil plants, hoping to kill whatever has turned all the leaves into more than a Swiss Cheese appearance, with holes all over each leaf. It doesnt seem to have helped. So, I went searching yesterday further to see if I could find out what pest is wreaking such h... read more

Negative

On May 7, 2010, HolyChickin from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

These things are PURE EVIL! I have tried EVERYTHING to get rid of them! No matter what I do, there they are! I even got Bayer all-in-one rose care that is supposed to kill once they take a bite... RIIIIGHT! My Double Delight Hybrid Tea looks like a shaved poodle!!

They chomp on pretty much everything in my garden, roses, basil, bell peppers... but, they seem to leave my tomatoes alone. Go figure. I read in the Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide that they are "flightless". I call BALONEY on that one! I have SEEN them fly!

I have been reduced to picking them off by hand an squishing them. You can usually see me out at night with a flashlight; picking them off, checking under leaves, shaking my plants till they fall off... this is ridiculous!! And no matter h... read more

Negative

On Dec 29, 2009, Jimsned2 from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

Nothing seems to kill this thing, it's devoured my orange tree, destroyed my guava tree, and ate bare my ficus hedge, now I've found my star fruit tree being attacked, Bayers tree and shrub control works well for the Ficus, but can't be used on fruit trees!

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