Scientific name: Tanymecus palliatus, T. dilaticolis
Greek name: Τανύμεκος
Beet leaf weevil eats the cotyledons and young leaves starting from the circumference. It also attacks the root, stems and rhizome. Early infestations can result in complete destruction of the crop, while infestations at a later stage of the plants lead to wilting.
The larvae have no legs and are white in color with a brown head.
The adults (beetles) are 10-15 mm long, grey in color, with a strongly armored body and a characteristic snout on the head.
Dry weather favors their appearance.