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Diaprepes Root Weevil on Southern Highbush Blueberry in Florida

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

Douglas A. Phillips, Oscar E. Liburd, and Larry W. Duncan

Citrus root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus (Linnaeus), is a destructive pest on citrus trees. It is now becoming a significant pest on blueberry in central Florida, at times causing major damage to blueberry bushes that are more than two years old. The blue-green root weevil, Pachnaeus litus Germar, can also be found feeding on the roots of blueberry plants.



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