Insects that feed on and kill hollyhock buds

Asked July 27, 2016, 10:54 PM EDT

I have a yard full of hollyhocks. This year I have had few flowers, most of the buds have turned yellow brown and not opened. I see small bugs on the end of the plants where the new buds are tying to form. They are about 16th of an inch and have long mouth parts, obviously for sucking. I have not found an info on what they are or how to kill them. The leaves are mostly normal and they are not wilted. Help would be appreciated.

Arapahoe County Colorado flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials

1 Response

Hollyhock weevils are a type of beetle. If you choose to use an insecticide, consider its effects on honeybees visiting hollyhocks. Read and follow label directions.

details:

https://bspm.agsci.colostate.edu/files/2013/03/Hollyhock-weevil.pdf