Sweet potato weevil

sweet potato weevil dorsal view sweet potato weevil lateral viewSweet Potato Weevil

Scientific name: Cylas formicarius elegantulus (Summers)
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Facts: Sweet potato weevil grubs are legless, white, with pale brown heads, and are as long as 1/3 inch. Adults are red and blue-black beetles, about 1/4 inch long, with the snout projected forward.

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