NC State Extension Publications

Biology

Strawberry crown borer (Tyloderma fragariae) adults are small brown weevils, and larvae are small, white grubs.

Adult strawberry crown borer.

Adult strawberry crown borer.

Natasha Wright, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bugwood.org

Damage in Strawberry

Strawberry crown borer larvae can damage crowns, impacting plant vigor.

Sampling and Thresholds

Strawberry crown borers are only problematic in perennial strawberry production. If weakened plants are observed, dig them up and observe the crown for larvae or damage.

Management Options

Crop rotation is the most effective means of strawberry crown borer management.

Author:

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Entomology

Publication date: July 9, 2014

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