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Clover root weevils at work (1st of 3)

Clover root weevils at work

The clover root weevil attacks the clover plant in two ways: firstly the adults eat the leaves from the outside edge inwards, leaving a characteristic U-shaped gap; and secondly the weevil larvae eat the roots and associated bacterial nodules, making it harder for the clover plant to ‘fix’ atmospheric nitrogen.

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Deric Charlton, 'Pastures - Clovers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16362/clover-root-weevils-at-work (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Deric Charlton, published 24 Nov 2008