62016Aug

Fig Tree Beetle Larvae

Short video showing the larvae which is what does all the damage on your fig trees.

The fig tree beetle is brown with a yellow head and has a black dot where the wings join at the ‘shoulders’.

The larvae feed in groups on the leaves of fig trees and can quickly skeletonise them whereas the adults chew the edges of the leaves.

Eggs are laid on the underside of leaves which makes it virtually impossible for birds to find the larvae and the larvae pupate in the soil under the tree. There may be two generations in the season so it would be a good idea to repeat treatments to remove this garden pest.

Species: Poneridia semipullata

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