Raspberry beetle

Raspberry beetle, this ± 5 mm large beetle eats pollen from the blackberry and raspberry blossom and eats the young leaves and flower buds.

recognize raspberry beetle
Raspberry beetle, photo: ©entomart

Raspberry beetle (Byturus tomentosus). This ± 5 mm large beetle eats pollen from the blackberry and raspberry blossom and eats the young leaves and flower buds. The larvae eat the developing fruit. The adults overwinter in the soil below their host plants.

Where to find

Control

Hold a bucket under the shrubs and shake the branches: the beetles are startled and drop into the bucket.

Prevention

In spring, before the female beetle lays eggs, hold a bucket under the shrubs and shake the branches: the beetles will fall into the bucket.