Pests and Diseases forum: magnolia weevil ID?

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Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
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daylily
Jun 29, 2014 7:28 PM CST
A friend of mine asked me to post these photos here for her, as it's difficult for her to post images from her computer. @sunday

I hope someone can help her, as these things sound awful! Crying

sunday said:I am having a huge problem with these weevils. They decimate the magnolia leaves and now this year are on the daylily blooms. I am seriously thinking this may be how a 15 ft seedling magnolia died. or at least the larvae. The only close thing I could find was the black vine weevil, but every description says they only come out at dark. These things are on all day. When I get too close, they drop off and it sounds like it's raining.


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and, here on a daylily….
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Name: Sunny
Ohio (Zone 5b)
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sunday
Jun 29, 2014 7:48 PM CST
Hi,
I am the one with the weevil infestation. Thanks for posting the pictures, Juli. The weevils are probably less than a quarter of an inch.
thanks for any help on identification. ...and any ideas on a natural way to get things back in balance.
Name: Dick Henley
Central Ohio (Zone 6a)
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poplarcreek
Jun 29, 2014 10:11 PM CST
This is known as Yellow Poplar Weevil, among more printable names. Here is a good reference -
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef414.asp.
Dick Henley
Dick in Ohio
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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daylily
Jun 29, 2014 10:38 PM CST
I tried the link and found I needed to take the period off the end…
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef414.asp

Thanks…. I hope they don't find their way up to my few magnolias! Blinking Blinking Blinking
Name: Sunny
Ohio (Zone 5b)
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sunday
Jun 30, 2014 9:26 AM CST
Thanks Dick ! In reading about them, since they lay their eggs in the midrib of the leaf, maybe removing and burning all fallen leaves may be a help in slowing them down. There are so many right now that they are eating daylily blooms. As I walk by the magnolias and in the daylilies, I end up with them on me and in my hair. Yikes !
Sunny

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