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Figwort weevils are easily overlooked until the damage caused by the beetles and their larvae to the shoot tips and flowers of figworts, buddleia, Phygelius and Verbascum becomes obvious.
Figwort weevils are several closely related Cionus and Cleopus species of beetles. Both the adult weevils and the grub stage spoil the appearance of host plants by eating the foliage and flowers.
Plants most commonly attacked by figwort weevil include Phygelius, Buddleja globosa, Scrophularia and Verbascum.
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