One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for weevil
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘A small snout beetle, it flies and sometimes infests grain in the field before harvest.’
snout beetle/snout ˈbēdl/
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