and life cycle—Weevils
Female weevils may feed for an extended period before laying
eggs, and many species produce viable eggs without mating.
Eggs are laid in soil near the base of plants about 4 to
6 weeks after adults have emerged.
Larvae of most species feed on roots and pupate in the soil.
Adults feed on leaves and do not fly.
Root weevil pupa (left) and larva (right)
Adult black vine weevil on euonymus leaf