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weevil US English

A small beetle with an elongated snout, the larvae of which typically develop inside seeds, stems, or other plant parts. Many are pests of crops or stored foodstuffs

boll weevil US English

A small weevil that feeds on the fibers of the cotton boll. It is a major pest of the American cotton crop

nut weevil US English

Any of various weevils (beetles of the family Curculionidae), mainly of the genus Curculio, affecting nut-bearing trees or shrubs; especially a small yellow-scaled weevil, Curculio nucum, which deposits its eggs in green hazelnuts and filbert nuts.

palm weevil US English

Any of various large tropical weevils of the genus Rhynchophorus, especially R. ferrugineus, whose larvae bore into the wood of coconut and toddy palms.

pea weevil US English

Any of several small beetles of the genus Bruchus (family Bruchidae) whose larvae infest and destroy pea plants, especially the North American B. pisorum, now found also in southern Europe and Britain.

pine weevil US English

Any of several weevils of the genera Hylobius and Pissodes, most of which are pests of conifers as adults, larvae, or both; specifically (British) the Eurasian H. abietis, the larvae of which live in decaying pine stumps.

plum weevil US English

Any of various weevils whose larvae infest plums, especially the plum curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar.

rice weevil US English

A cosmopolitan weevil, Sitophilus oryzae, which is a serious pest of several kinds of stored grain.

grain weevil US English

A weevil that is a common pest of stored grain, which is eaten by the larvae

alfalfa weevil US English

Either of two small brown weevils of the genus Hypera, especially the European H. postica, which are serious pests of alfalfa and have been introduced into North America.

mustard weevil US English

A weevil of the genus Ceutorhynchus, destructive to the white mustard plant.

pea leaf weevil US English

= pea and bean weevil.

white pine weevil US English

A small reddish-brown weevil of North America, Pissodes strobi, the larvae of which bore tunnels in and kill young shoots of various kinds of pine and spruce.

pea and bean weevil US English

A striped weevil, Sitona lineatus (family Curculionidae), which is a common pest of peas, beans, and other plants of the family Fabaceae (Leguminosae) in Europe and parts of North America, making characteristic semicircular notches in the leaves; also called pea leaf weevil.