The Sri Lanka Weevil is Chewing Up South Florida Landscape Plants
“What is eating these leaves?”
It is a common question at our Master Gardener Plant Clinics. It’s the Sri Lanka weevil! Dr. Doug Caldwell, Ph.D, UF⎮IFAS Extension Collier County Entomologist (Dr. Dougbug) explains “WHAT TO DO” about this grey and black leaf-chewing beetle that attacks more than 70 different ornamental and fruit producing plants, including favorites such as buttonwood, citrus, lychee, cocoplum, and hibiscus.
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Doug Caldwell, Ph.D.
AKA DR. DOUGBUG
Doug is the Commercial Landscape Horticulture Extension Educator and landscape entomologist with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension in Collier County.
The Cooperative Extension Service is an off-campus branch of UF|IFAS and a division in the Collier County Public Services Department.