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What is eating my euonymus?

any ideas what this pest might be?  I have had this problem for a couple of seasons.  If I can identify the culprit I would prefer to use a targeted biological control rather than a generic bug killer.  The hedge is otherwise healthy.  Thanks


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,387
    Could be vine weevil.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • adamadamantadamadamant Posts: 276
    Will check it out, thanks Lizzie27

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,817
    Yes - they like a bit of euonymous.  :/

    A healthy plant will shrug it off though, so it doesn't usually cause a lot of damage, other than aesthetically.
    Worth keeping a look out for them affecting anything more susceptible though. The grubs/larvae do more harm than the adults [which is the damage you have there] but a heavy infestation can be a real nuisance.
    The grubs eat through roots. Heucheras are particularly susceptible.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • adamadamantadamadamant Posts: 276
    Hmm, could definitely be vine weevil.  I'll get on to it, thank you everyone
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    On no! Are they up and about already????
  • adamadamantadamadamant Posts: 276
    Nooooo!  This is damage from last year!
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    On bless you! I can go to sleep, now!
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