Vine weevil is a type of beetle. Both the adult beetle and the larvae attack plants.
The adult beetles measure around 9-10mm (5/16in) long and are a dull black colour with yellow markings. Being a weevil, they have a proboscis or snout, bearing their antennae. They can be found walking over the leaves of plants, on the ground, on walls and even in the home or greenhouse. They cannot fly.
The creamy-white, C-shaped, legless larvae have a brown head and are roughly the same size. They can be found in the soil or compost, usually close to plant roots. You may also find them in begonia tubers.
All vine weevil adults are female, and each one can lay up to 1,00 eggs per year from April to September; the main egg-laying periods are April and August/September.