British pronunciation/wˈiːvə‍l/
American pronunciation/ˈwivəɫ/
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a small beetle with a long snout that feeds on seeds and grains, destroying crops

What is a "weevil"?

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A weevil is a type of beetle belonging to the family Curculionidae, characterized by its elongated snout and small body size. These insects are known for their herbivorous feeding habits, as they primarily target plants, seeds, and grains. Weevils can be found in various habitats worldwide, including agricultural fields, gardens, and stored food products. Due to their ability to infest and damage crops, they are considered pests in many agricultural settings. Weevils have a unique life cycle, with larvae developing inside seeds or plant tissues. They have a remarkable ability to survive and adapt, making them a challenging pest to control.

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