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(Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of snout beetles, or rhynchophora, in which the head is elongated and usually curved downward. Many of the species are very injurious to cultivated plants. The larvae of some of the species live in nuts, fruit, and grain by eating out the interior, as the plum weevil, or curculio, the nut weevils, and the grain weevil (see under Plum, Nut, and Grain). The larvae of other species bore under the bark and into the pith of trees and various other plants, as the pine weevils (see under Pine). See also pea weevil, rice weevil, seed weevil.

Origin: OE. Wivel, wevil, AS. Wifel, wibil; akin to OD. Wevel, OHG. Wibil, wibel, G. Wiebel, wibel, and probably to Lith. Vabalas beetle, and E. Weave. See Weave.

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Re: Does it really matter?

... shape of said species. People would be devastated by the loss of the giant panda, but not worry in the least about the extinction of the grey peat weevil of Vanuatu. My point is that such losses are of importance in terms of human emotions. In terms of global ecology, they are totally unimportant. ...

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by skeptic
Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Does it really matter?
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Bird-Dinosaur News

Having said that, two birds of different variations can mate, Two variations (species, kinds, types whatever you won't get hung up on)) of weevils can mate and have offspring. that is not answering my question what did the first ever bird mate with what did the first ever weevil mate with

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by gamila
Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:42 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bird-Dinosaur News
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Help identifying this creature

It looks like Golden Margarite to me (Anthemis tinctoria) The insect I can not see too well (my screen is dark) guess weevil? (Larinus)

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by Linn
Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help identifying this creature
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Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)

... worms which always shrink their head in to their bodies, and have many short legs even no legs....such as maggots and larva of moth. butterfly and weevil.....

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by Bugz
Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)
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The Fiber Disease

... The sludge water is in this too. Uranium too........The lepideoptera (ps) are causing problems (cuddling moths) to a variety of things.....the weevil is bad, the beetle is bad......> they def. relate to these noxious weeds..... okay, don't want to bore you guys......let's see, onto more ...

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by London
Mon May 22, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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