The Black Vine Weevil
- The black vine weevil Otiorhynchus sulcatus, is considered one of the most important pests of hardy nursery rock and soft fruit. The black vine weevil alone causes annual losses of £30 million.
- Adult black vine weevil feed on the aerial parts of plants and leave characteristic notches in leaves.
- Eggs are laid around the base of host plants. The subterranean larvae feed on plant roots and crown. Feeding damage can result in stunted growth, reduced crop yields and even plant death.
Follow this link to a Scientific poster on: Enhancing the efficacy of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae for the control of black vine weevil larvae in food and non-food crops - BVW poster