Listronotus sp., an Emerging Weevil Pest of Celery and Parsley in Southern Florida

Anna Mészáros of the UF/IFAS Palm Beach County Extension office and Dr. Julien Beuzelin of the UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center conduct research on the management and population dynamics of Listronotus sparsus. It is a relatively widespread species that had not previously been reported as a crop pest, but from 2020-2022 was implicated in the increase in unusual insect injury observed in conventional and organic celery and parsley fields in southern Florida.

For more information on Listronotus sparsus, click here to access the full article as well as past Research Connections.
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