Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the superfamily Curculionoideaweevils.

Etymologies

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Curculio +‎ -idae

Examples

  • Numerous insect groups (Orthoptera, Homoptera, Tenebrionidae, Meloidae, Curculionidae, and Scarabaeidae) are well adapted to the arid desert steppe.

    Gobi Lakes Valley desert steppe

  • Here I soon made myself comfortable, and set to work hunting for insects among the more recently felled timber, which swarmed with fine Curculionidae, Longicorns, and Buprestidae, most of them remarkable for their elegant forms or brilliant colours, and almost all entirely new to me.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • The fallen trunks in the clearings abounded with golden Buprestidae and curious Brenthidae, and longicorns, while in the forest I found abundance of the smaller Curculionidae, many longicorns, and some fine green

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Among these were 4 Longicorns, 2 Caribidae, 7 Staphylinidae, 7 Curculionidae, 2

    The Malay Archipelago

  • MKHIZE, J.N. and GUPTA, A.P. (1985) The importance of formulating insect growth regulators with surfactants and their blends for the control of the rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (L) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).

    Chapter 10

  • The available information largely describes the effects of IGRs when applied to grain, and their long-term efficacy against Curculionidae and Tenebrionidae.

    Chapter 7

  • For example, there is a marked difference in sensitivity to JHAs between the Tenebrionidae and Curculionidae.

    Chapter 7

  • HL.CHY, M. and SAMSINAKOVA, A. (1989) Comparative study on the susceptibility of adult Sitophilus granarius L. Coleoptera, Curculionidae and larval Galleria mellonella L. L.pidoptera, Pyralidae to the entomogenous fungus Beauveria bassiana Bals.

    Chapter 10

  • Finally in the large family of the Weevils (Curculionidae, fig. 16) and the Bark-beetles (Scolytidae), the grubs, eating underground root or stem structures, mining in leaves or seeds, or tunnelling beneath the bark of trees, have no legs at all, the place of these limbs being indicated only by tiny tubercles on the thoracic segments.

    The Life-Story of Insects

  • The fallen trunks in the clearings abounded with golden Buprestidae and curious Brenthidae, and longicorns, while in the forest I found abundance of the smaller Curculionidae, many longicorns, and some fine green Carabidae.

    The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature — Volume 2

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