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BigladBiglad East LancashirePosts: 2,498
Can anybody tell me what this is? Lurking in our back porch amongst my citrus plants.



  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,653
    Vine weevil ?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,481
    Looks like a vine weevil to me too 😡 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • BigladBiglad East LancashirePosts: 2,498
    Hmm - not good news then!!!
  • BigladBiglad East LancashirePosts: 2,498

    Looks like his handiwork :(
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404
    Bummer  :/
    Did you squish it @Biglad;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • BigladBiglad East LancashirePosts: 2,498
    I did @Fairygirl :D 

    Is there a chance that it was a lone ranger?
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,387
    Lone rangerette, all adult vine weevils are female.

  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,138
    The grubs do more damage than the adults. You might want to treat your potted plants with nematodes when it's warm enough where you are.
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,565
    Ugh! My feet are constantly poised ready to squash the little b*ggers. 

    I’m not gonna waffle on about grit on top of pots……
  • BigladBiglad East LancashirePosts: 2,498
    I'm guessing that's an effective deterrent @TheGreenMan?

    Any reason why I keep finding them on the ceiling of the back porch? They seem to be drawn to the smoke alarm, which makes them easy to dispose of ;)
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