Any one of numerous species of snout beetles, or Rhynchophora, in which the head is elongated and usually curved downward. Many of the species are very injurious to cultivated plants. The larvæ of some of the species live in nuts, fruit, and grain by eating out the interior, as the plum weevil, or curculio, the nut weevils, and the grain weevil (see under Plum, Nut, and Grain). The larvæ of other species bore under the bark and into the pith of trees and various other plants, as the pine weevils (see under Pine). See also Pea weevil, Rice weevil, Seed weevil, under Pea, Rice, and Seed.
The adult form of a certain coleopterous species.
any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout weevils and seed weevils
a small dark brown beetle-shaped bug with a downward pointing head that tapers to a snout, it has visible antennae
a specialized beetle with an elongated head and a protruding, often curved snout that bears the mouthparts and antennae
A type of plant-eating beetle; the adult has a snout, and the larva is a C-shaped grub (aka snout beetle).
A weevil is any beetle from the Curculionoidea superfamily. They are usually small, less than 6 mm (Â¼ inch), and herbivorous. Due to the shape of their heads, weevils are commonly known as snout beetles.