I have just been out to check the vegetables and found the broccoli to be smothered with a small weevil. In appearance it is like a pin-head sized vine weevil (whick is why I am calling it a weevil) and is grey in colour. Its case is hardish but not as hard as that of a vine weevil. It seems to be responsible for making small holes in the centre of the leaves etc. The broccoli was heavily infested but I was also finding individual on other brassicas. They can fly and one or two landed on me.
At the moment I am trying spraying with soapy water. Does anyone know what they are and how to control them. I can find no reference to these bugs in any of the books we have.
- 6 Aug, 2009