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Clover Leaf Weevil
(John Obermeyer, Purdue University)
Common Name: Clover Leaf Weevil

Order: Coleoptera

Family: Curculionidae

Pest Status: Clover leaf weevils can damage alfalfa in much the same way as alfalfa weevil.

Appearance: Adults are brown with yellow scales, giving them a mottled appearance. They are up to four times larger than alfalfa weevils and lack any distinctive stripe down the back.

Life Cycle: Females lay their eggs in stems or stalks of host plants in late summer/early fall. The larvae hatch in the fall and spend the winter in the soil.

Where to Collect: Clover leaf weevils can be found in the crowns of plants or on host plant leaves.