Exotic Pest Reporting
Keith Weller, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
Diaprepes root weevil
Diaprepes root weevil (Diaprepes abbreviatus) is an insect pest. It is a native of Caribbean and was first detected in Florida in 1964.
This weevil is damaging to citrus, ornamental plants, and some other crops. It is estimated that D. abbreviatus causes about 70 million dollars in damage annually in Florida. Estimates show the weevil infests more than 100,000 acres of citrus.