snout beetle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snout beetle small weevil having a prolonged snout; destructive to e.g. grains and nuts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Snout beetle (Zoöl) any one of many species of beetles having an elongated snout and belonging to the tribe Rhynchophora; a weevil.
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Usage

In literature:

It is a living caricature, this beetle with the prodigious snout.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Brooks, Fred E. Snout Beetles That Injure Nuts.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
The insect is a small, brownish-black snout beetle, somewhat less than one-half inch in length.
"The Pecan and its Culture" by H. Harold Hume
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In news:

Tiny snout beetle to the rescue.
Cornell entomologist Elson Shields holds an alfalfa plant showing good root development and no damage by alfalfa snout beetle at a farmers' field day event in Belleville, NY.
About 25% of the cost of losing an alfalfa stand to alfalfa snout beetle .
At least one Cornell-bred, snout-beetle -resistant variety is in early stages of commercial seed production.
The first success in controlling the alfalfa snout beetle that has infested nine New York counties has been reported by Cornell University entomologist Elson Shields.
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