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Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Guide to identifying viburnums

Is it a viburnum?

Viburnum leaf
beetle home


Guide to identifying Viburnums

  • Common names


  • Is it a viburnum?


  • Which viburnum?


  • Express key


  • ID tutorial


  • Guide to viburnums by David Swaciak.

    Leaf drawings by
    Marcia Eames-Sheavly.

    Logo images by Paul Weston & Craig Cramer

    3A1. If the leaf is compound (three or more leaflets), you do not have a viburnum.
    3A2. If the leaf is simple (one main leaf part), go to 4.


    Tip: All viburnums in this guide have simple leaves.

    Tip: It's easy to mistake some compound leaves for opposite leaves. That's because the leaflets on the compound leaf are often arranged opposite each other.

    The trick is to look for the buds. They are only found at the base of simple or compound leaves where they meet the stem. View this close up picture of buds where a leaf meets the stem.

    If you look at the base of a leaflet on a compound leaf, you won't see any buds.



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