Location: Bartolo, Lares PR
April 7, 2016 12:59 pm
Hi, just found this little guy in my garden, specifically on my Aji Dulce plant. What is it?
This is a Diaprepes Root Weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus , a species found in the Caribbean as well as parts of the U.S. Here is an image from Insects of Puerto Rico. According to Featured Creatures, it “is a root weevil native to the Caribbean where at least 19 additional species within the genus are known. In the Caribbean, Diaprepes abbreviatus is one of the most economically important pests.”