weevil

Definitions of weevil
  1. noun
    any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles
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    snout beetle
    small weevil having a prolonged snout; destructive to e.g. grains and nuts
    Anthonomus grandis, boll weevil
    greyish weevil that lays its eggs in cotton bolls destroying the cotton
    darkling beetle, darkling groung beetle, tenebrionid
    sluggish hard-bodied black terrestrial weevil whose larvae feed on e.g. decaying plant material or grain
    seed beetle, seed weevil
    a small beetle that infests the seeds of legumes
    Sitophylus oryzae, black weevil, rice weevil
    brown weevil that infests stored grain especially rice
    flour beetle, flour weevil
    an insect that infests flour and stored grains
    Bruchus pisorum, pea weevil
    larvae live in and feed on seeds of the pea plant
    Acanthoscelides obtectus, bean weevil
    larvae live in and feed on growing or stored beans
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    beetle
    insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
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