Aptly named Mile-a-Minute Weed
can grow 6 inches a day. Eastern states are fighting back with Rhinocominus latipes, a mile-a-minute weed eating weevil. All life stages of the weevil feed on the plant with the larvae doing the most damage as it feeds through the stem of the plant. The weevil can survive New England winters, encouraging researchers that it can slow this speedy weed.