Fuller rose beetle—Asynonychus godmani
Fuller rose beetle is found in the southern and western states on many hosts including acacia, box elder,
citrus, oak, photinia, Rhaphiolepis, rose, and Prunus and Pyrus species.
Fuller rose beetle adults are sturdy brown flightless snout
beetles with bulging eyes. Larvae are yellow and oblong.
Many other weevil species can be pests on landscape plants.
Identification of species
Larvae feed on roots, but the adults are the most damaging stage of this weevil. Adult weevils generally feed
on foliage or blossoms, causing them to appear notched or ragged; leaves may be clipped from twigs.
Unless populations are high, this damage does not
harm established woody plants and can be ignored. Provide proper
cultural care to keep plants vigorous and better able to tolerate
damage. Trim branches that provide
a bridge to other plants or the ground and apply a 6-inch band
of sticky material to trunks to prevent flightless beetles from
feeding on foliage. If adult populations are high, trapping may
help provide some control.
Fuller rose beetle adult
Fuller rose beetle damage