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Snout Beetle - Aloe Threat
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 10:04

The worst pest in South Africa for Aloes is the Snout Beetle.

This insect tunnels into the heart of the crown of an Aloe where it lays its eggs. The eggs then transform to larva and the larva basically hollows out the stems and leaves the plant eventually rots and collapse. The worst part about this is that usually damage can only be detected when it is too late. The only thing that you can do is try to be prepared by injecting neat systemic insecticide into small holes drilled into the stem. Bellow is a scetch of a Snout Beetle and of its Larva.altalt

 

 

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