Explanation of Names
Epicaerus mexicanus Boheman 1834
Corpus Christi to s. Mex. - Map (1)(2)
Adult weevils bite small notches in the margins of fresh citrus foliage. Larvae consume the outer bark of citrus roots.
Сan be a pest on citrus trees. Adults cause no significant damage, but feeding by larvae can allow infections by soil-borne pathogens including Phytophthora fungus.
a Mexican species extending into Texas at Brownsville (Pierce, 1910)
Pierce, W.D. 1910. Some new species of weevils of economic importance. Journal of Economic Entomology, 3: 356-366.