Black vine weevil is a serious pest affecting several industries, including fleshy-stemmed cut flowers and ornamentals. An introduced pest, it is prevalent in Victoria and Tasmania as well as New Zealand.
The adult beetle is black/brown with faint yellow spots and approximately 1 cm long. Infestations occur in both indoor plants and outside, and generally in cooler climates. Adult damage is most noticeable in the form of notched leaves and stems on plants.
All adult weevils are female, live for up to 4 months and lay up to 1000 eggs during spring. The eggs hatch after about two weeks and the larvae then exist underground for 6 to 9 months. 

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