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The Strawberry Blossom is a three to four millimeter large, brown to black weevil that gnaws the leaves and flower stems of strawberries in April and May. At flowering time, the females place one of their eggs in an unopened flower bud. Then the flower stem is pierced, which then kinks. The flower bud withers and falls off. In it, the beetle larvae develop. Very similar to the flower stalk is the strawberry stalk engraver. He is slightly larger and colored blue-green. The females lay their eggs mainly in the petioles. They too are pierced and the plant parts wither.
Regularly check the strawberries from the beginning of April and remove the broken buds. The use of pesticides is usually not necessary. The same applies to the strawberry lance.