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clover root curculio – Sitona hispidulus – adult

clover root curculio - Sitona hispidulus - adult

The clover root curculio (Sitona hispidulus) is a pest of alfalfa and clovers. A new profile article published in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management outlines clover root curculio identification, biology, and ecology and highlights where research is needed to improve management techniques. The adult feeds on foliage and causes minimal damage. (Photo credit: Steven Price)

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