Anthonomus spilotus – a new pest of pears in the spring

Anthonomus spilotus is a new weevil pest of pears found in the UK. This factsheet provides useful information to growers on:

  • Identification
  • Life-cycle of the pest
  • The damage it causes
  • Control methods

This information was last up-dated in 2018.

Useful links

AHDB funded research on A. spilotus in Project TF 223