Annual Bluegrass Weevil
Peck, Daniel; Derval Diaz, Maria; Seto, Masanori
The annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) is a burgeoning pest of turfgrass in the northeastern United States. This native beetle is most prevalent and injurious in low-cut, high maintenance turf such as golf course greens, tees and fairways. The insect was first reported damaging turfgrass in Connecticut as early as 1931. Until the last 20 years or so, damage had been concentrated in the metropolitan New York area. Severe infestations, however, are now experienced across the Northeast and into the Mid-Atlantic, including north to Maine and Quebec, west to Pennsylvania and Ontario, and south to Maryland. It has also been identified within the last two years from Delaware, West Virginia and Virginia.
NYS IPM Type: Ornamentals Fact SheetNYS IPM Type: Turfgrass Fact Sheet
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Sod Production; Turfgrass; Ornamentals