Lixus is an insect that attacks tobacco, potatoes, beets, legumes, vegetables and many other cultivated dicotyledonous plants.
Scientific name: Lixus scabricollis, L. ascani, L. junci
Greek name: Λίξος
Lixus attacks stalks, stems and rhizomes, where it bores tunnels. In severe infestations, plants may be destroyed or rhizome yield and quality may be affected.
The larvae have no legs, 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.
Tags: PLANTS ENEMY