Definition of snout beetle in English:

snout beetle

noun

North American
  • another term for weevil
    • ‘A small snout beetle, it flies and sometimes infests grain in the field before harvest.’
    • ‘This snout beetle punches holes in the baby pods to lay eggs, and uncontrolled, will ruin almost all the peas.’
    • ‘Consistent with the findings of aforementioned studies, other prey that comprised more than 5% of the diet included click beetles, ground beetles, snout beetles, ichneumonid wasps, ants (winged alates), and moths.’
    • ‘Japanese anemones are generally fungus and bug free, but aphids and snout beetles can sometimes be a problem.’
    • ‘The state Department of Environmental Protection, South Florida Water District, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the small Australian snout beetle in areas infested with heavy growths of melaleuca.’

Pronunciation:

snout beetle

/snout ˈbēdl/