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This is a discussion on Weevil within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Small beetle not more than 0.6mm so many color in the world however in Malaysia ...

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    Small beetle not more than 0.6mm so many color in the world however in Malaysia we have black in color, such a very shy bugs and try to hide when see us, the way that this critters move very soft, gentle and so sweet.
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    Look at the anatomy of this beetle they are totally harmless and benign.
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    But see what such a pretty crawling and flying bugs done to my plants.
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    Some more photos.
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    Tell me what shall we do, how to eradicate natural killer for the orchids ?Thanks
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    I don't think weevils are cute at all. You just have to look at that proboscis and you can imagine what harm they can do to your plants and fruits.

    However your plants look as if they are suffering from fungal rot. During our present wet spell fungus is a real problem. I also notice that if we spray chemicals or use too high a concentration of foliar feed especially during very hot weather, burn spots may occur on the softer new leaves and shoots, and if this is followed immediately by a wet spell (as is currently happening in our country) then the injury on the softer tissues become fertile ground for a fungus attack. Water, liquid fertiliser, tend to collect in the axils of leaves and the apical tips of the growing plants and these are where most of the rot will occur.

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    Yes weevils can and do a significant amount of damage with that proboscis of theirs and their larvae are destructive as well. While I do find a beauty in their design (and some have tremendous color) I have no mercy if they show up on my plants.

    I see you have a mantis visiting in pic#9 -- a very useful guest to have amongst your plants.

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    Very cool shot of the mantis! It popped in on your orchids for the weevils..kinda like a drive in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    I don't think weevils are cute at all. You just have to look at that proboscis and you can imagine what harm they can do to your plants and fruits.

    However your plants look as if they are suffering from fungal rot. During our present wet spell fungus is a real problem. I also notice that if we spray chemicals or use too high a concentration of foliar feed especially during very hot weather, burn spots may occur on the softer new leaves and shoots, and if this is followed immediately by a wet spell (as is currently happening in our country) then the injury on the softer tissues become fertile ground for a fungus attack. Water, liquid fertiliser, tend to collect in the axils of leaves and the apical tips of the growing plants and these are where most of the rot will occur.
    Thanks Yew actually my plants got fungal rot after being attacked by weevil I seldom use fungicide because the smell I dont like it unless too bad than I have no choice.What is your suggestion to eradicate this bugs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Yes weevils can and do a significant amount of damage with that proboscis of theirs and their larvae are destructive as well. While I do find a beauty in their design (and some have tremendous color) I have no mercy if they show up on my plants.

    I see you have a mantis visiting in pic#9 -- a very useful guest to have amongst your plants.
    Thanks Paul I will do the same thing I will crush this bugs until disappear from my eye, the mantis already become my permanent resident until their wing is established.This is the second generation of mantis I never seen the mature one maybe too busy.

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