Length of 7-10 mm. Uniform mid brown with dense covering of pale hairs. Pronotum & elytra with rounded appearance. Ridged lines present along eltra but not 2 toned like in A. lineatus. Legs & antennae uniformly dark brown.
Up to 25 mm long and width up to 2 mm. Body shiny and pale yellow.
White, globe shaped & 0.5 mm in diameter. Laid below the soil surface.
Throughout Europe, parts of Asia and has now been introduced to Northern America.
Wide range of root and leafy crops including sugar beet, potatoes, oats and barley.
Plant damage includes boring and feeding of roots and injury to stem bases. Patchy seedling emergence, wilting of seedlings and plant bending are all symptoms.
Generations: Generations: <1. The harmful larval stage can extend from 3-5 years.