• insect
  • Vine weevil is an insect that can infest a wide range of ornamental plants and fruits, especially those grown in containers. (rhs.org.uk)
  • pests
  • Check the beneficial nematode link for more information on the use of entomopathogenic nematodes for various soil pests including root weevils. (oregonstate.edu)
  • Many weevils are considered pests because of their ability to damage and kill crops, but others are used for biological control of invasive plants. (wikipedia.org)
  • beetle
  • There are between 40,000 to 60,000 species of weevils--which are a type of beetle--in the world. (ehow.com)
  • Vine weevil is a beetle that attacks a wide range of plants, both indoors and outdoors, but is especially damaging to plants grown in containers . (rhs.org.uk)
  • A weevil is a type of beetle from the Curculionoidea superfamily. (wikipedia.org)
  • Boll weevils begin to die at temperatures at or below −5 °C (23 °F). Research at the University of Missouri indicates they cannot survive more than an hour at −15 °C (5 °F). The insulation offered by leaf litter, crop residues, and snow may enable the beetle to survive when air temperatures drop to these levels. (wikipedia.org)
  • pest
  • Weevils are a pest to farmers and non-farmers. (ehow.com)
  • In the 1980s, entomologists at Texas A&M University pointed to the spread of another invasive pest, the red imported fire ant, as a factor in the weevils' population decline in some areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • rice
  • Flour, rice, other grains, sugar and seeds are all susceptible to weevil infestations if improperly stored. (ehow.com)
  • Some weevils have the ability to fly, such as the rice weevil. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rice weevils in all stages of development can be killed by freezing infected food below -17.7 °C (0 °F) for a period of three days, or heating to 60 °C (140 °F) for a period of 15 minutes. (wikipedia.org)
  • crops
  • Barriers of cultivated soil around the perimeters of fields will help protect crops from the attacks of crawling weevils. (gov.mb.ca)
  • Larval
  • Larval root weevils are legless grubs with pinkish-white 'C-shaped' bodies and brown heads. (gov.mb.ca)
  • Adult Gerstaeckeria hubbardi (LaConte), a cactus weevil, near larval damage (right). (ufl.edu)
  • vine weevils
  • In another experiment, Bruck and Donahue (2007) evaluated persistence of M. anisopliae , the granular Met 52 formulation was incorporated into a soilless potting medium and measured for infectivity of black vine weevils over time. (oregonstate.edu)
  • Adult vine weevils eat leaves and the grubs eat roots. (rhs.org.uk)
  • roots
  • Inoculation of the roots of spruce, Picea abies , with M. anisopliae spores successfully infected 76% of last-instar black vine weevil that fed on the roots (Bruck 2005). (oregonstate.edu)
  • 2002). Weevils injurious for roots of citrus in São Paulo State, Brazil. (wikipedia.org)
  • notch
  • The weevil is known to live on New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax), feeding on leaves, where it produces a characteristic feeding notch. (wikipedia.org)
  • grubs
  • Plants growing in pots and containers, outdoors or under cover, are most likely to be severely damaged by vine weevil grubs. (rhs.org.uk)
  • cotton
  • Other avenues of control that have been explored include weevil-resistant strains of cotton, the parasitic wasp Catolaccus grandis, the fungus Beauveria bassiana, and the Chilo iridescent virus. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] The program has been successful in eradicating boll weevils from all cotton-growing states with the exception of Texas, and most of this state is free of boll weevils. (wikipedia.org)
  • seeds
  • Because most seeds are only partially fed upon, it is difficult to separate healthy from weevil-damaged seed. (gov.mb.ca)
  • spray
  • For accurate checking of individual sunflower heads, brush the face of the heads vigorously in order to bring the weevils to the surface or spray mosquito repellent containing DEET on the head. (gov.mb.ca)
  • Combat" also reveals that the Weevils are becoming immune to "anti-Weevil spray", leading some Torchwood team members to ask if they are "evolving in other ways", which suggests that Weevils have a strong ability to rapidly adapt to their environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • occur
  • The red sunflower seed weevil ( Smicronyx fulvus ) is the most common of the two species that can occur in the Prairies. (gov.mb.ca)
  • found
  • Root weevils are found in all growing areas in the northern U.S. and Canada, feeding primarily on strawberry and raspberry, but will also attack loganberry, blueberry, grapes, azalea, hemlock, rhododendron, primrose and many other ornamentals. (gov.mb.ca)
  • If weevils are found throughout the field, they have been there for some time already. (gov.mb.ca)
  • Unlike the weevils Tim Schafer found in his cereal and has been posting photos of to Double Fine Action News. (engadget.com)
  • As well as the Poor Knights Islands, Turbott's weevil can also be found on the Three Kings Islands and on Muriwhenua of the Hen and Chicken Islands. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although considered a coastal species, the flax weevil has been found in the Tararua Range on Phormium cookianum, a mountain flax. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • As Jack Harkness explains in that episode, the name "Weevil" is applied to them by Torchwood, but as communication with them is limited, the true name of their race is not known. (wikipedia.org)
  • To assist with their establishment the weevils were placed inside cages situated in West Bay containing tree species the weevils are known to consume. (wikipedia.org)