Monday, 4 May 2015

Pea and Bean Weevil

This is a better photo of the Bean Weevil (Acanthoscelides obtectus) which I learned about last week.
I shook one broad bean plant - not a very big one, no beans or even flowers yet and about 6 beetles dropped out - of various sizes. Yikes, so many on one plant!
I shook the rest of the plants in the hope that the weevils are really stupid and can't get back up the stem... Well, as an allotment holder I live in hope...
The trouble is, I have a bit of a thing for weevils, they're just so cute looking.

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