Sweet potato weevil (Cylas formicarius elegantulus).
 Click on image to enlarge. Sweet Potato Weevil

Scientific name: Cylas formicarius elegantulus (Summers)
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Facts: Sweet potato weevil grubs are legless, white, with pale brown heads, and are as long as 1/3 inch. Adults are red and blue-black beetles, about 1/4 inch long, with the snout projected forward.

Photo credit: Extension Entomology, Texas A&M University


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Last modified:   August 10, 2001 by John A. Jackman