One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A typically large weevil that feeds on various grasses and grains.
Genus Sphenophorus, subfamily Rhynchophorinae, family Curculionidae: numerous species, including the maize billbug (S. maidis), which can cause serious damage to corn plants and can harm or kill poultry by clamping onto the bird's throat or tongue
- ‘Treat both chinch bug and billbug with Dursban.’
- ‘The endophytes make Turf Alive! lawns invulnerable to webworms, billbugs, armyworms, cutworms, aphids and some weevils.’
- ‘If oblong holes in the leaves are detected and the pest is not found, the damage is probably from billbugs.’
- ‘As its name implies, Cruiser Extreme Pak BB / CRW has a higher insecticide rate, which adds control of billbug and corn rootworm.’
- ‘Billbugs have been reported as serious pests of lawns and other turf areas since the late 1800's’
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