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Weevils

Usually appear in

Spring to Autumn.


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Caused By:-     Beetles of the Curculionoidea superfamily

Description

A weevil is a beetle belonging the Curculionoidea superfamily. They are usually small, less than 8 millimetres, and both larvae and adult usually eat a range of plants. There are over 60,000 species in several families, but most true weevils are in the Crculionidae family.
Some weevils are specific to certain plants, but most are catholic in the choice of the plants they devour.
Weevils are often found in dry foods including nuts and seeds, cereal and grain products, such as flour and pancake mix.
Most Weevils have an elongated snouts, known as their rostrum, an elbowed antennae and chewing mouthparts at the end of their snouts or prolonged heads.
Many Weevils feign death by drawing up their legs close to the body, falling, and remaining silent when disturbed.
Female Weevils lay many eggs over their lifetime and many overwinter in the soil as larvae which pupates in the spring.
See these other Weevils Apple Blossom Weevil, Beech Leaf Mining Weevil, Figworth Weevils, Gorse Seed Weevil, Leaf Weevils, Nut Weevil, Pea and Bean Weevil, Turnip Gall Weevil,Vine Weevil, Willow Flea Weevil.


Control

Spraying with insecticides and turning over the soil to expose the larvae for birds to eat.

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