How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Eucalyptus snout beetle—Gonipterus scutellatus
Adult eucalyptus snout beetles are rust-colored weevils. Their mouth parts are elongated into a short
snout and they have clubbed antennae. Larvae are yellowish green in color with a dark stripe and black
spots on each side.
Mature larvae and adult weevils feed only on eucalyptus foliage, the leaves appearing notched,
ragged, or scalloped. Young larvae feed only within leaf veins, leaving the leaf epidermis alone.
Eucalyptus snout beetle is controlled biologically by Anaphes nitens, an introduced parasitic wasp. No further control is necessary.
Adult eucalyptus snout beetle
Eucalyptus snout beetle damage