boring grub of a longhorn-beetle or of the saw-fly Sires, with its stumpy vestiges of thoracic legs; the large-headed but entirely legless, fleshy grub of a weevil; and the legless larva, with greatly reduced head, of a bee.
Larval " weevils " mostly feed on the roots of plants, but some, such as the nut weevil (Balaninus nucum), live as larvae inside fruit.
Mr Cook also found that the boll weevil was attacked, killed and eaten by an ant-like creature, the " kelep."
Examination showed that although the weevil attacked the young buds these did not drop off, but that a special growth of tissue inside the bud frequently killed the grub.
The diamond beetle of South America, Entimus imperialis, is' another singularly beautiful weevil; its colour is black, studded with spangles of golden green.
The cotton boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis), a small grey weevil often called the Mexican boll weevil, is the most serious pest of cotton in the United States, where the damage done by it in 1907 was estimated at about £5,000,000.
I had in my cellar a firkin of potatoes, about two quarts of peas with the weevil in them, and on my shelf a little rice, a jug of molasses, and of rye and Indian meal a peck each.
On the other hand, there are Arctic species like the ground-beetle, Pelophila borealis, and south-western species like the boring weevil, Mesites Tardyi, common in Ireland, and represented in northern or western Britain, but unknown in eastern Britain or in Central Europe.
In Europe a number of " long-snouted " beetles, such as the raspberry weevils (Otiorhynchus picipes), the apple blossom weevil (Anthonomus pomorum), attack fruit; others, as the " corn weevils " (Calandra oryzae and C. granaria), attack stored rice and corn; while others produce swollen patches on roots (Ceutorhynchus sulcicollis), &c. All these Curculionidae are very timid creatures, falling to the ground at the least shock.
Of this total no less than $40,000,000 (8,000,000) is credited to a small beetle, the cotton boll weevil, and to two caterpillars.
No certain remedy is known for the destruction on a commercial scale of the boll weevil, but every effort has been made in the United States to check the advance of the insect, to ascertain and encourage its natural enemies, and to propagate races of cotton which resist its attacks.
The Indians in part of Guatemala raise cotton, although the boll weevil is abundant.
Other beetles, such as the rice weevil (Calandra oryza), also attack dried tobacco.
In the Philippines, a cricket (Scepastus pachyrhynchoides), has taken on the shape and coloration of a species of Apocyrtus, a hard and inedible weevil (Curculionidae); and Phoraspis, a kind of grasshopper similarly resembles ladybirds (Coccinellidae).
WEEVIL, Anglo-Saxon wifel, a term now commonly applied to the members of a group of Coleoptera termed the Rhyncophora.
One of the commonest members of this family in Great Britain is the nut weevil, Balaninus nucum.
Special interest attaches to experiments made in the United States to endeavour to raise races of cotton resistant to the boll weevil.
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boll weevil, snakes, ticks, an ' bean beetles.
May be attacked by aphids, vine weevil, slugs, leaf and bud eelworms and greenhouse red spider mite.
The nematode enters the bodies of vine weevil grubs, infecting them with a fatal bacterial disease from its gut.
Similarly satisfying was feeding some vine weevil larvae I found in my potted hostas to the birds.
Damage to plant roots by vine weevil larvae shows by the plants starting to wilt.
The mistletoe tortrix moth and the mistletoe tortrix moth and the mistletoe weevil were both discovered, new to Britain, from Herefordshire.
I have just lost one of my candelabra primulas to vine weevil over the winter, even the many seedlings which were around.
vine weevil grubs, infecting them with a fatal bacterial disease from its gut.
What can I do to control adult vine weevil?
If U make a weevil which hasn't been made, YOU HAVE A WEEVIL!
weevil in a cookie you would catch them still.
Marshal suSCon CR Granules Controls large pine weevil (Hylobius abietis) in forestry.
The ugly pest was the dreaded vine weevil, the most damaging weevil in horticulture.
weevil larvae shows by the plants starting to wilt.
weevil grubs, infecting them with a fatal bacterial disease from its gut.
weevil damage is characterized by ragged holes in the surface of the wood from tunnels running along the grain near the surface.
weevil adults that may be emerging to nibble around the edges of leaves in patio pots.
Kill th ' boll weevil, snakes, ticks, an ' bean beetles.
See our Pea and bean weevil factsheet for further details.
The other is exemplified by the white, wrinkled, soft-skinned, legless grub of a weevil, which lives underground feeding on roots, or burrows in the tissues of plants (fig.
If you had the pluck of a weevil in a cookie you would catch them still.
Hello and welcome to issue 2 of the weevil mag.
Weevil damage is characterized by ragged holes in the surface of the wood from tunnels running along the grain near the surface.
Hey it 's issues 2 of the new weevil magazine !
Watch out for nocturnal vine weevil adults that may be emerging to nibble around the edges of leaves in patio pots.
vine weevil larvae shows by the plants starting to wilt.
If U make a weevil which has n't been made, YOU HAVE A WEEVIL !
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