Butterfly bush (Buddleja)-Root weevil

Numerous species

Pest description and damage Identification is important: species differ in susceptibility to pesticides. Adult weevils are dark colored, nocturnal beetles between 0.2 and 0.25 inch in length, with a snout (rostrum) and elbowed antennae. Look for ragged notches on the edges of leaves. Larvae are C-shaped, legless, and white, sometimes reddish, with tan heads, up to 0.5 inch in size. They rarely damage plants in established landscapes.

For biology, life history, monitoring and management

See "Root weevil" in:

Management-chemical control

See Table 5 in: