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Little white maggots among the strawberry roots.

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:33 pm
by QuizMaster
Digging out some strawberry plants to transplant, I find little white maggots living among the roots. Friend or foe? I'm guessing foe.

Re: Little white maggots among the strawberry roots.

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:39 am
by Odsox
Sounds like the dreaded Vine Weevil grubs, in which case most definitely FOE,
Not sure if they do actually eat strawberry roots but if the are pure white with blackish heads then that's what you've got.

vine weevil

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:43 pm
by lady muck
im turning into a mad woman looking for vine weevils, eggs and maggots. strawberrys are a no no as vine weevil maggots love them, my camellia has died a horrid death.....is it normal to want to squeeze the living daylights out of these vile creatures ? grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ! :angryfire:

Re: Little white maggots among the strawberry roots.

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:53 pm
by jannie
I know this is an older subject but I had these on one of my strawberry plants. I removed all the little blighters and replanted the plant. It looked like it was going to die but is now thriving.