Agave Snout Weevils

Underside of agave showing damage

Agave Snout Weevil grub at bottom of plant

Agave snout weevils are half inch long black beetles that lay their eggs in the core of agaves.  Damaged tissue can be noticed where the leaves meet the stem.  The center of the plant remains upright while the lower leaves appear wilted.   Eventually when the plant is damaged enough the plant will rock when pushed.  With further damage the plant will lean over to its side and break at the soil level.  This reveals the brown headed, cream colored grubs that are about half an inch long.   Agaves are often planted as landscape plants for homeowners and businesses.  Plant-Tek treats for these weevils using a drench treatment.




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