Pea/Bean Weevil

Noticed a couple of weeks ago that the Broad Beans were being nibbled around the leaf edges. On closer examination the Runner and French Beans were affected too as were the Peas. Even the radish are being targeted. The culprit was the Pea/Bean Weevil. We could see some of the bugs on the plants and when you touch the leafs they drop off back onto soil and are very difficult to see.  If the plants are established they can survive the attention but if just coming through which ours were they are vulnerable. We had no choice but to apply some bug spray to protect the crop.

Managed to get a couple of photos of one of the critters on Monday and here’s the photos along with the damage they cause.

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