White Fringed Weevil

The adult white fringed weevil is 10-13 mm long, slate-grey with a distinctive white strip on each side of the wing covers. Larvae are found in the soil. They are up to 13 mm long, are legless and, have a grey-white body. Their large black jaws are clearly visible but the yellow brown head is generally not seen as it is retracted into the body. Minor pest in many pastures and crops. Adults feed on the leaves of a wide range of broadleaf plants. Larvae feed on the roots of many plants and are the most damaging life stage.