Noun(1) any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles
(1) Hazelnuts are prone to attack from a pest called the nut weevil .(2) The weevil larvae feed at the base of the flower and interfere with seed production.(3) The weevil larvae become adults in 17 to 28 days, depending on the weather.(4) Fisher believes this new device will revolutionize detection of root-feeding pests like the weevil .(5) I was surprised when the Royal Horticultural Society named the vine weevil as the worst pest in the garden last year.(6) Damage to stored grain by the lesser grain borer, rice weevil , red flour beetle, and rusty grain beetle costs the U.S. wheat industry about $500 million annually.(7) This particular species of weevil is a pest on peas.(8) The alfalfa weevil larvae spend nearly all their time on the plant.(9) There was apparently no organization tasked with looking at current and potential effects of the weevil on cotton crops throughout the United States.(10) Sailors accomplished great feats of exploration on little more than limes and weevily biscuits.(11) Fungal diseases cause infected larvae to crawl to the tops of the plants where the dead weevils will be easy to see.(12) Alfalfa weevils have been serious pests of alfalfa in Nebraska for some time.(13) Researchers at some locations focus on beneficial insects like wasps to control insect pests such as alfalfa weevils or gypsy moths.(14) Why was nothing was done to fumigate the grain and protect it from weevils ?(15) Weevils bore through the stem and eat the pith within, and beetle larvae bore through the roots.(16) Although they are more usually a problem with plants grown in pots, vine weevils will attack plants growing out in the garden.
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