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Apple Blossom

Every year, many pests plague gardeners, destroying crops, fruit bushes and trees. Affected plants become stained, their leaves curl, fruits fall. Apple and other horticultural crops are susceptible to damage by the apple-flowered beetle, whose population significantly reduces the yield and reduces its quality. What are the distinctive features of the beetle and how to deal with it?

Appearance and nutritional characteristics of the apple bloom

The color beetle beetle is a small brown insect with a long curved down proboscis, on which the antennae are located. The size of an adult individual is only about 4 mm. The elytra has two transverse strips that distinguish the insect from other species. The beetle has wings that make it very mobile. This affects its distribution throughout the garden.

The nutritional habits of the apple flower beetle consist in the fact that it eats buds, which prevents the formation of the ovary. In addition to apple trees, weevil strikes raspberries and pears.

With the onset of spring heat (about +5 degrees), the beetle beetle moves to the trees and waits for the flowering period. Prior to this, it overwinters in the folds of tree bark or fallen leaves. The insect makes in the kidneys the grooves from which the juice stands out. At the same time it lays eggs for the appearance of offspring. The larvae, which were bred inside the flower, begin to eat it from the inside, thereby causing wilting and drying of the inflorescences.

Insect life cycle

In early spring, with a steady air temperature of about + 6-8 degrees, adult apple weevil waking up, hiding in fallen leaves or tree bark. When the first buds and buds of flowers appear, females start laying eggs inside. After only a few days, the larvae appear from them, feeding on the petals, pistils and stamens of the flower. At this place the fetus can no longer form, and the inflorescence itself becomes brown and sticky from the secretions of the larva. The larva lives from 9 to 11 days, after which it turns into a mature individual, ready for breeding. It has been established: only 20 female weevils are needed in order to almost completely destroy the harvest from a whole tree.

What does the affected tree look like

The first sign of the defeat of the tree by the apple-flowering beetle is the unopened buds. The affected areas are easily noticed against the background of a green plant. They have an unpleasant brown color and an extremely painful look. Also, the affected kidneys can secrete juice, especially noticeable in sunny weather. At the same time, if you look closely at the affected part of the tree, you can see a small hole through which the beetle laid eggs.

At the end of the flowering period, flowering weevils can nibble the foliage, leaving characteristic openwork holes. If you ignore the defeat of the tree, you can be left without a crop, as insects multiply rapidly and fill the entire garden.

How to get rid of the insect

In a short period of time, the beetle can cause great damage to garden crops, so it is important to start fighting it when it detects the first signs of a lesion. Unfortunately, without modern chemicals it is quite difficult to do this, but it is possible. How to deal with apple tsvetoedom folk methods? You can try the following methods:

  1. Collect insects by hand. The technology resembles the collection of the Colorado potato beetle - in the early morning, before the beetles had time to hide inside the buds, they should be collected in a bucket filled with salt water. Such a method exists, but it cannot significantly reduce the weevil population. Many of them hide in the bark or on the branches.
  2. Lubrication of the stem and branches with lime mortar. Whitewashing in the trees does not allow insects to climb a tree from the ground, but it is harmless to those who have already settled on the plant.
  3. Shaking off It is made with the help of wooden sticks wrapped with soft material, with which it is necessary to knock on the trunk in order for the beetles to unhook from the bark. Pre-tree need to lay a cloth in order to collect them. The apple tree beetle can pretend to be dead and lie still for some time, but it is imperative that you burn all the collected insects.

These methods are used quite often, but chemicals are considered the most effective.

Preparations against apple weevil

For the destruction of the population of insect pests using chemical agents. Spraying against apple flowering bean is done during bud break or autumn after harvest. The most commonly used drugs are:

  1. "Fufanon", instructions for use, reviews of which indicate its high efficiency. Used in an amount of 10 ml per 10 liters of water.
  2. Calypso is completely safe for bees, wasps and bumblebees. Diluted with water at the rate of 2 ml per 10 liters of liquid.
  3. "Kinmiks" is used not only from weevils, but also from other insects that feed on foliage. The concentration of the drug - 2.5 ml per 10 liters of water.
  4. "Tanrek" - not washed off with water during rain.
  5. Karbofosom sprayed buds on the tree. It is applied at the rate of 10% of the substance in 90% of water.
  6. The drug "Decis", the instructions for use of which recommends a concentration of 10 ml per 10 liters of water.
  7. "Inta-Ts-M" - 1 tablet per bucket of water.

These drugs from apple flowering beetle can destroy the pest population with minimal damage to the plant. Especially gardeners note in the reviews "Fufanon", the instructions for use of which is simple, and the cost is available. In addition, it has a wide spectrum of action and destroys not only the apple-flowered beetle, but also other pests.

Preventive measures

As a preventive measure for the destruction of trees by the weevil, such popular methods are used:

  1. Overlay Trap Belt - To do this, you must twist the tight bundle of fabric and impose around the trunk. The matter is smeared with a special sweet sticky composition that attracts the insect. When the insect sticks, it is important to remove it and destroy it.
  2. Before applying a layer of whitewash can clean the tree from the old barkin which beetles can hide. In this way, their population can be significantly reduced.
  3. In the autumn, after falling leaves recommended pile them in a pile and send them to a compost pit or burn them. The fact is that it is in dead foliage that flowering beetles can winter.
  4. After cleaning the leaves you can dig the soil.
  5. Should be on time notice and remove affected buds and buds so that the pest does not spread further along the tree. This will significantly reduce the damage that the beetle can cause, and will save most of the crop.

Such prevention is good for holding in the spring, before budding, or in the fall, after the leaves fall. Unfortunately, most methods are ineffective in the midst of flowering.

How to spray a plant

Most chemicals against the beetle beetle are designed for dilution with water in the proportions specified by the manufacturer and spraying with a spray bottle. How to spray garden plants? Observe the following guidelines:

  1. It is important to properly dilute the concentrate in water so as not to harm the tree. To do this, it is recommended to use measuring dishes and instructions on the label means.
  2. Spraying is carried out after blooming buds in dry, warm weather so that the wind and rain do not prevent the preparation from getting into the affected areas of the tree.
  3. Some substances are toxic to humans, so the processing of garden crops should be done with gloves and a protective mask. It is for this reason that it is important to carry out spraying at the flowering stage so that the insecticide does not get on the emerging fruit.
  4. It is advisable to use a spray with a long hose to be able to handle the top of the tree.
  5. It is desirable to spray the drug at a distance of not less than 70 cm and not more than 90 cm from the foliage.
  6. Not only foliage and branches are sprinkled, but also the trunk, as well as the ground around the tree.

The correct approach to spraying insecticide on plants will help to destroy insect pests as much as possible.

Integrated fight

In order to really protect the orchard, you need to take a responsible approach to the fight against insects. The best effect can be achieved by applying a set of methods, which consists of agrotechnical and chemical control, as well as prevention.

At the same time, in order to least injure the tree by spraying, experienced gardeners recommend selecting complex chemical agents that act not only on the apple tree beetle, but also on other harmful insects.

Selection of varieties of apple trees that are resistant to tsvetoedu

All varieties of apple trees can be divided into several types: low-resistant, medium-resistant, highly resistant, immune. Gardeners recommend to pay attention to the last 2 species, if there is no time, desire or ability to deal with fruit pests.

Among them are the following varieties - Soyuz, Fairy, Rodnichok, Vasilisa, Palette, Talisman, Linda, Red Poppy, Prima, Aphrodite, Red Amber. They are highly resistant not only to bugs, but also to many common diseases of fruit trees.

By effectively combining the right varieties of apple trees with decent care and timely processing, you can get a big and tasty harvest.

Treacherous apple beetle

Flowering beetle is a beetle family, small, 4.5 mm, brownish-gray, with head extended in long trunk. At the end of the proboscis is a gnawing apparatus. The flower beetle itself feeds on leaves or buds, while its larva feeds on flower buds and is considered the main cause of apple harvest loss. The flowering beetles overwinter under fallen leaves near the trunks and partly in the bark and hollows of apple trees. In spring, they awaken at an average daily temperature of + 6 ° C, begin to crawl and feed on swollen and blooming buds, gnawing (as if piercing) narrow recesses in them. From the wounds inflicted by the beetle, droplets of clear juice protrude. The kidneys, slightly moistened with flowing juice, seem to be "weeping." According to these characteristic features, it is easy to determine the time of appearance and the multiplicity of the flower beetle in the tree crown.

After 1-2 weeks, when the air warms up to + 12-14 ° C, the beetles begin to fly. Females gnaw round holes in barely marked green buds and lay 1 egg in each bud. In total, the female can lay 50-100 eggs.

Even before flowering, the larvae hatch from eggs, which eat away the inner parts of the bud - stamens and pistils, and with their excrement glue the petals from the inside. Damaged buds do not open, turn brown, dry up, taking on the appearance of a brown cap, and seem to be affected by frost. Pupation of larvae and the formation of beetles occurs inside the damaged buds.

Young beetles emerge from the pupae, gnaw a hole in the dried-up "cap" and get out about 2-3 weeks after the end of flowering and shedding the petals of an apple tree. For the first 10-15 days, flowering beetles feed on leaves. Then the beetles scatter throughout the garden, including trees that have not bloomed in a given year, stop feeding and remain until the autumn in cracks and hollows. With the beginning of leaf fall, they move to wintering grounds.

In the cool spring, when the budding phase is stretched out in time and females can lay their entire supply of eggs, the number of damaged buds reaches 70-80%, and with weak flowering close to 100%. In the warm spring, on the contrary, the development of fruit trees is rapidly and the number of larvae buds is lower.

  • In the green cone phase, it is recommended to carry out the treatment with chemicals. Fufanon (10 ml per 10 l of water), Karbofos (75-90 g per 10 l of water), Inta-C-M (1 tablet per bucket of water) are used. During the growing season spend 2 spraying. Solution consumption: 2 l per sapling, 5 l per fruiting.
  • If the apple tree is young, the first unopened flower with a brown cap is torn off and the beetle larva is destroyed. So do with all the brown buds.

How to deal with apple blooms

  • To clear the trunks of dead bark, which is the wintering site of the pest.
  • Put glue belts to catch beetles crawling into the tree crown. After the apple trees bloom, the belts are removed and burned.
  • Flowering beetles poorly populate fruit-bearing apples, the crowns of which at the beginning of the swelling of the buds are whitewashed with lime milk (1.5–2 kg of freshly shed lime per 10 liters of water). But in order to attract beetles, one of the fruit-bearing apples is left without whitewash and only on it they fight, shaking the beetles.
  • During the swelling and blooming of the kidneys to spend three to four times shaking off the beetles early in the morning on any litter with their subsequent destruction. With the help of wooden beaters or poles, wrapped with sacking or other soft material at the end, in order not to damage the bark, they sharply but not strongly hit them on the skeletal branches. Beetles fall on the litter, pretending to be dead. They are swept into a bucket of water, which is added a little kerosene and destroyed.

Shelter tsikoyeda. We noticed glued petals, which quickly dry out, and instead of a flower, there is a brown cap of dried petals — a flowering beater attacked your trees. Raise the cap - there is either a light yellow larva or brown beetle.

Description and photos of the pest

The beetle belongs to the weevil family, has a small size - up to 5 mm, is painted in brown-gray color, the head is elongated in a long proboscis. At its end there is a device with which the pest gnaws the foliage.

The adult prefers leaves and buds, and the larvae feed only on the kidneys. As a result of their appearance, you can lose the entire crop.

Home for beetles in winter is the fallen leaves and bark of trees. As soon as the average daily temperature rises to + 6 ° С, the larvae wake up, and they start eating the kidneys.Beetles make holes in the kidneys, from which transparent juice slowly flows out. This is the main feature by which the presence of a tsvetkoeda on the tree can be determined.

What is dangerous bug?

The fight against apple bloom should start long before its occurrence, since pests are able to tolerate the winter perfectly and almost unexpectedly appear in the spring.

When the air temperature warms up to + 12-14 ° C, the beetles start to fly. The laying of eggs begins: the female lays 1 egg in each bud. The total number of eggs laid by one female can reach 100 pieces.

Before the beginning of the flowering period, the larvae become active and gradually destroy the stamens and pistils. The excrement, falling on the petals, firmly glue them together, which leads to the fact that the buds can not open, become brown, gradually dry out and become like a brown cap.

Over time, young tsveroyedy leave the pupae, gnaw through the hole and go outside. The first time they eat the foliage, after which they move to other trees.

If the spring is held for a long time not too high temperature, pests can damage 70-80% of buds, if the flowering is weak - up to 100%. If the spring is warm, a smaller percentage of the larvae of the buds is observed. How to deal with the flower beetle on an apple tree will be discussed in the next section.

Shaking off

At the time when the swelling and blooming of the kidneys, it is advisable to carry out shaking. For this you will need a tarp or film. Early in the morning, before the air temperature rose above 10 ° C, the material is spread under a tree and the bugs are shaken off. To do this, use wooden beaters or poles, on the end of which is wound burlap or other soft material. This “stick” stands abruptly, but without applying great force, strike the skeletal branches.

To hold this event later does not make sense, as the beetles fly away as the temperature rises. Beetles that fall on the tarp, poured into a bucket with salted water or kerosene. This procedure is recommended several times.

Chemicals

If your garden has attacked the apple flower beetle, it is important to know how to spray the trees. The most effective way to combat pest is the use of broad-spectrum insecticides.

Processing should be carried out when buds begin to open. Unfortunately, most modern chemicals do not affect the eggs and are not able to destroy the flowering larvae. It is for this reason that re-treatment must necessarily be carried out in July.

To achieve maximum efficiency, it is recommended to change the drug every season, since pests can get used to the same remedy.

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Very often, fruit trees and bushes are subject to various diseases, as well as the effects of pests. The main pests of the garden: beetle flower beetle, moth, apple podozhorka. Let's take a closer look at what effective methods exist to combat them.

Apple flowering beetles have few natural enemies. A small number of them are eaten by small birds. Also, pests are killed by parasitic wasps, the females of which implant their eggs in the larvae of the tsvetoeda.

In the spring, when the beetles crawl out of their secluded places after wintering, you need to immediately take steps to save the next harvest. Pests can be eliminated without chemicals. You cannot completely get rid of all pests by safe means, but their number can be significantly reduced.

Spring is not only the time of plant awakening, but also of garden pests. In order to preserve the harvest on fruit trees, it is necessary in early spring to take measures to combat the most common garden pest, the apple-flowered beetle.

Weevil control

In the case when after shaking off a tree there are 40 or more beetles, it is necessary to spray the plant with insecticides: Intavir, Kinmiks, or others intended to destroy leaf-eating insects. It can also be treated with Tanrek, which is not washable with water and acts in a wide temperature range. To combat the weevil, it is recommended to do one treatment per season.

Preventive measures against the defeat of plants by the flowering beast should be started long before the budding. First of all, you should clean the trunks of trees from the remnants of dead bark, which serves as a convenient place for wintering pests. This operation allows you to destroy a significant number of beetles, settled to wait out the cold season. But to do this cleaning should literally with the first warm days, otherwise the pest will have time to leave their shelters.

The beetle beetle is called the beetle family of the weevil brownish-gray color with oblique white stripes on the elytra, up to 0.45 cm in size, having an elongated head in a long proboscis. At the end of such a proboscis there is a special gnawing apparatus for feeding on leaves and buds. This gluttonous pest is widespread throughout the entire Nonchernozem zone. But it causes the greatest harm in the northern regions, where effective control of the flower beetle becomes especially necessary. It damages the pest of apples, pears and other fruit trees.

In an integrated garden protection system, the need for spraying is determined not by the number of the pest, but by the force of flowering of the tree. With abundant flowering up to 15% of the remaining ovaries of the total number of flowers will give a full harvest. In this case, the extermination measures can not hold. With weak flowering weevil fight is necessary.

Additionally, you need to conduct an annual cleaning, collection and destruction of the bark, which dries up, that is, dies. Also, it must be remembered that it is very important to dig up the earth until the autumn.

The moth is a caterpillar that eats apple fruits. One such pest can eat up to four apples. Damaged fruit moth fruits fall and rot.

What does an apple blossom tree look like?

If there are apple trees on the plot, then it is necessary to take care of their protection, namely, the destruction of the flowering beetle beetle.

Without the use of chemicals pest control of fruit trees is not effective. For the destruction of adult tsvetoyorad insecticides used a wide range during the blooming of the kidneys. Modern chemicals do not affect the eggs and larvae of pests.

Lime whitewashing can protect against pests.

How to deal with tsvetoyedami without chemicals

Flowerbed on apple bud

If bugs are found in the crown in the summer, then the tree can be treated with toxic chemicals only in the fall. But this must be done, even with a small number of pests. One female tsveroyeda can lay up to hundreds of eggs, and when they are laid, no preparations will work on them. And next spring there will be much more pests in the garden, which will necessarily affect the quantity and quality of the crop.

The next stage of preventive treatment will be whitewashing trunks. Both experts and amateur gardeners have noticed long ago that flower beetles are much less populated with fruit trees, which were whitewashed before the buds swell. To prepare the solution, take 2 kg of fresh lime on a bucket of water. But experienced gardeners sometimes deliberately leave one of the apple trees without whitewashing - to attract beetles and their subsequent destruction.

Adult beetles winter, hiding in bark cracks, under fallen leaves, or simply in the upper layers of the soil. With the first heat, the weevils begin to rise in the crowns and feed on the kidneys, eating out narrow indentations in them, very similar to needle pricks. Often on such kidneys can be observed drops of juice, speaking from wounds - "the kidneys are crying." With the beginning of the outcrop of the buds, the females of the flower beetle gnaw through holes in them and lay there in an egg — one in each bud. The larvae appear after 7 - 8 days and begin to eat the contents of the buds. Affected buds no longer bloom, and dry up, never opened. When it comes to the formation of ovaries, the larvae pupate directly in the damaged buds. Young insects come out during the shedding of excess ovaries and feed on the pulp of the leaves, eating away the “little windows”. In July and August, beetles no longer feed, but begin to climb under the bark, hiding under fallen leaves, in the soil - for wintering. During the season only one generation of tsveroyed develops.

  • In small gardens, good results against the color beater are mechanical. In the early spring period, the beetles are shaken from the tree onto the shields and destroyed. This work should be carried out early in the morning, when the beetles are inactive. At the beginning of June, in the period of appearance of young beetles, trap belts in the form of harnesses made of straw, paper, etc. are imposed on the strata.
  • 3 times need to process. Before budding, during blooming and after flowering.
  • How to deal with pest moth? Firstly, it is necessary to hang traps for moth moths. Preparation: in a few small cans pour sour kvass, jam, fruit compote into one third of their volume. Suspend these traps on the apple. Butterfly moth flies on the sweet scent and drown.
  • One apple tree consumes from 3 to 10 liters of this composition. It all depends on the age of the tree. Processing should be carried out in warm and clear weather, so that the beetles are the largest number, otherwise they will all be hidden in the cold.

    We protect the apple trees from the beetle beetle

    A large number of dried buds remaining on the branches of an apple or pear tree testifies to the damage by a weevil. As well as the so-called “flower-eater huts” - glued petals of flowers, which dry quickly and form peculiar brown caps. If such a cap is lifted, there will be a larva of light yellow or white color, and sometimes a brown beetle.

    Around the trunks make traps of dry grass, where beetles are arranged for the winter. Late autumn grass is raked and burned.

    When leaves and buds appear

    In the fight against the pinwort itself, it is necessary to make a solution that consists of:

    • An experienced gardener knows how to recognize the appearance of this pest. On the bushes of gooseberry or currant appear red berries, which are entangled in cobwebs. Butterflies that fly out of the ground in early spring lay their eggs in the ovary. Born caterpillars eat green berries. One such larva can eat up to 8 berries.
    • You can also prepare a special solution and spray them with apple trees in the same period.
    • Spraying trees with chemicals is the most effective measure.

    At the base of the shtamb, you can apply glue belts or belts soaked in Carbofos. Pests that accumulate under them, you need to collect and destroy.

    Ognevka: control measures

    The larvae appear from them in a week and completely eat away the flower bud. Adult beetles gnaw leaves and damage the ovary. At the beginning of autumn the pests hide under the bark and hibernate there. Flower beetles can destroy a significant part of the crop, so you need to fight with them.

    Cutting off dried-out buds on low fruit trees will also be useful in the fight against tsvetoedom. The removed buds do not destroy, but put in a jar without a bottom or a sieve, cover with gauze and put in a well-ventilated place. When the larvae in the buds pupate, the reservoir is covered with dense material. By the time the young beetles emerge, the pamples will also fly out at the same time - their parasites, insects resembling a wasp. They have transparent wings and a brown torso. The pamples are very mobile, and when removing the covering material they immediately fly out into the garden. After that, the remaining weevils should be destroyed.

    In the autumn it is necessary to collect and burn leaves fallen from the trees, dig up the soil in the garden. Sometimes they also use such a simple trick to combat the tsierouedom: around the shtambas they lay out special piles of leaves that attract the pests to hibernate, after some time they are burned along with the bugs that had gotten there.

    Damage to fruit trees by the beetle is especially dangerous in cold springs, when the flowering of trees is delayed, as well as during the years when the apple blossoms are weak. In these cases, the apple flower beetle is able to destroy more than half of all buds, significantly reducing the yield.

    How to get rid of the apple moth

    And I have these parasites devour daffodils. I'm just in shock. Just brazenly eat flowers. When they eat pistils on flowers of apples or pears, I’m not particularly upset. All the same, there are too many colors, and the ovary will fall off in huge quantities. But who needs gnawed daffodils.

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    • You can fight the following method. In the autumn period of time or in early spring, after the snow melts, it is necessary to cover the base of the bush with roofing material to the crown. Thus, the butterflies wintering in the soil will perish, as they will not be able to get out into the wild and the berries will remain unharmed.
    • 10 liters of water to take:

    Karbofos is used to destroy tsieroedov. Spraying is carried out with a 10% solution in the period when a green leaf tip appears on the swollen bud. Such preparations as Decis, Kinmiks and others are also quite effective.

    During the period of swelling of the kidneys in the morning at a temperature not higher than 10 degrees, the beetles are shaken off onto a film and poured into a bucket filled with salt water.

    apple trees from the flower beater when it is better to process?

    The main pest control measures are carried out in the spring, but in the fall some preventive measures can be taken. From under the trees, be sure to collect and burn fallen leaves. Below them can lurk a number of pests that fell from the tree, along with the foliage. Earth under the apple tree to dig up.

    The fight against tsvetoedom - not a simple matter, requiring temporary, labor and material costs. Therefore, it is important not to bring the garden to a critical state, but to engage in prevention, restraining the number of pests at the “safe” threshold.

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    At the time when the swelling and budding of the buds on the apple trees occur, it is very useful to shake off the beetles to a special bedding, which is placed under the crown. Wooden beaters or poles, wrapped with soft material to avoid damage to the bark, lightly hit the main branches of the tree. From the shaking, the beetles unhook and fall down on the litter, where they lie for some time, pretending to be dead. They are burned with litter or swept into a special container for destruction. Carry out such an operation should be at air temperature below 10 ° C, otherwise the beetles will have time to scatter.

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    Most other weevil damaged varieties with an average flowering period. In apple trees that bloom earlier, the most dangerous period for destruction is at a time when the beetles are not yet ready to lay eggs. And late blooming varieties - when the eggs are already laid. Particularly massive invasions of weevils occur in those gardens that are located close to forest belts or forests.
    Agrees with evelina fruit trees need to process three times. but how the fruits will be tied up is harmful. since they can absorb them
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    With the onset of summer, these facilities can be removed.

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    The best effect can be achieved if the same drug is not used annually, but alternated with another effective remedy. In the gardens, where trees are constantly being treated from flowering beetles, pests do not damage the crop.

    If the crowns of an apple tree are whitened with lime mortar, the tsier beetles will not inhabit them.

    What does a weevil look like?

    The flower beetle is a small beetle. Its length is about 0.4–0.5 cm. The color of this insect is dark gray or brown. The main feature of this beetle are 2 white stripes located on the sheaths.

    The head of the beetle is oblong. On it is a rostrum, consisting of a long proboscis and mouth. In females, the rostrum is much longer than in males.

    Weevil paws have a reddish tint. They have spikes: small at the ends, as well as in the middle and large at the front of the legs.

    Additional wings give mobility to an apple weevilI. Thanks to them, he moves around the garden with ease.

    Habitat garden pest

    In winter, immature individuals hide from the cold in the cracks of bark or under a thick layer of fallen leaves. In the spring, as soon as the air temperature reaches +6 ° C, the beetles leave the wintering grounds.

    When the apple blossom beetle awakens from hibernation, the first buds appear on the trees. It is they who are the main source of food for the garden pest awakened from sleep. After the apple tree blooms start laying eggs inside the buds. Each female is able to lay from 50 to 100 eggs!

    A couple of days from the eggs of the larvae appear. They eat unblown flowers from the inside, which leads to the emergence of pineal growths and the formation of dwarf fruits. In 10 days, a mature individual grows from the larva. As soon as the beetle strengthens its wings and chitin, it gets out.

    Young flower eater eats leaves of trees and hides in the foliage until about mid-summer. It is during this period that beetles gain an enhanced mass gain.

    Closer to August pests crawl under the bark of trees and hide there until the beginning of autumn leaf fall. With the onset of cold weather, weevils hid under the bark again or burrow into fallen leaves.