Attelabidae and how to deal with weevil

Beetle Attelabidae or Apple blossom weevil

Beetle Attelabidae or Apple blossom weevil

If the green leaves on the apple or the pear began to curl up into a tube, you should remember – it works the beetle Attelabidae.The Gardeners, the beetle Attelabidae is very famous in the gardens of Ukraine and Russia, but, as a rule, he makes not very big damage to your garden. The adult beetle are painted in green or dark blue color with a light metal shade. They are during the winter closer to the surface, under the fallen leaves, where they are in safety. Around the beginning of May, Attelabidae go out from their safe place and begins to eat the kidney, and then – small, green leaves of the fruit trees.

Beetle Attelabidae or Apple blossom weevil

During the protection of fruit trees against pests we can reduce the population of Attelabidae. You should see the leaves on the tree and to destroy all leaves that are rolled into a tube, there are the Attelabidae. It will be less the number of the beetle after loosening the soil around the fruit tree, it will be better a depth of about 10 cm. We recommend to do the loosening in early August, when the beetle begins to pupate. And in the autumn, in October, you have to do the mulching with the layer about 7 cm.

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