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Figwort weevil adults and larvae feed on the shoot tips and flowers of figworts, buddleia, Phygelius and Verbascum.
Figwort weevil (Cionus sp.) on Figwort (Scrophularia sp.). Credit: RHS/Entomology.
Figwort weevils are several closely related Cionus and Cleopus species of beetles. Both the adult weevils and the larval stage eat the foliage and flowers of Figworts, buddleias, Cape fuchsia and Verbascum
Plants most commonly attacked by figwort weevil include Phygelius, Buddleja globosa, Scrophularia and Verbascum.
Pesticide for amateurs (Adobe Acrobat pdf document outlining pesticides available to gardeners)
Alder leaf beetle
Blue mint beetle
Broad been seed beetle
Chemical labels explained
Chemicals: using a sprayer
Chemicals: using safely and effectively
Citrus and Asian longhorn beetles
Flea beetles on brassicas and allied plants
Ground beetles and rove beetles
Protect your garden
RHS statement on pesticides in horticulture
Willow leaf beetles
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