Common Name: Plum gouger
Scientific Name: Coccotorus scutellaris LeConte
Description: Adult plum gouger weevils have smooth dark brown wing covers and yellow-brown heads and legs. They are similar to the plum curculio, but plum curculios are rarely observed.
Habitat and Food Source(s): Primarily attacks native plums, although adults may feed on buds and blossoms of peaches and plums.
Pest Status, Damage: Damaged fruit becomes gnarled and distorted from adult feeding and egg-laying punctures, and the larvae feed on the kernels of the pits.
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Literature: Metcalf et al. 1962; Swan & Papp 1972.