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European chestnut weevil

Curculio elephas

European chestnut weevil (Curculio elephas) is an insect pest of chestnuts. It is a native of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

This weevil is one of the most serious pests of European chestnut in Europe. Damage is caused by adults feeding on the base of young nuts and larvae feeding on mature nuts. This is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests by humans moving firewood. Help to protect our forests: don't move firewood!

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.
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