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Can anybody tell me what this is? Lurking in our back porch amongst my citrus plants.

East Lancs


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,445
    Vine weevil ?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,007
    Looks like a vine weevil to me too 😡 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • BigladBiglad Posts: 2,893
    Hmm - not good news then!!!
    East Lancs
  • BigladBiglad Posts: 2,893

    Looks like his handiwork :(
    East Lancs
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,227
    Bummer  :/
    Did you squish it @Biglad;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • BigladBiglad Posts: 2,893
    I did @Fairygirl :D 

    Is there a chance that it was a lone ranger?
    East Lancs
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,683
    Lone rangerette, all adult vine weevils are female.

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,898
    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.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,848
    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 Posts: 2,893
    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 ;)
    East Lancs
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