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Strawberries > Flower Bud/Flower > Flower or flower bud severed or missing

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Strawberry Bud Weevil (Clipper Weevil)
Anthonomus signatus

  • Adults girdle, or clip the bud; bud is either found next to the plant, or dangling from the stem
  • Adults are reddish brown, with black patches on their backs, and are about 1/10" in length with curved snouts about half as long as their body length
  • Adults are present in early-mid spring, usually in early May
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