Translation of weevil in Spanish:


gorgojo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈwiːvɪl//ˈwiːv(ə)l//ˈwivəl/


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    gorgojo masculine
    • I was surprised when the Royal Horticultural Society named the vine weevil as the worst pest in the garden last year.
    • Fisher believes this new device will revolutionize detection of root-feeding pests like the weevil.
    • Hazelnuts are prone to attack from a pest called the nut weevil.
    • Researchers at some locations focus on beneficial insects like wasps to control insect pests such as alfalfa weevils or gypsy moths.
    • Alfalfa weevils have been serious pests of alfalfa in Nebraska for some time.
    • There was apparently no organization tasked with looking at current and potential effects of the weevil on cotton crops throughout the United States.
    • The alfalfa weevil larvae spend nearly all their time on the plant.
    • The weevil larvae feed at the base of the flower and interfere with seed production.
    • Although they are more usually a problem with plants grown in pots, vine weevils will attack plants growing out in the garden.
    • The weevil larvae become adults in 17 to 28 days, depending on the weather.
    • Damage to stored grain by the lesser grain borer, rice weevil, red flour beetle, and rusty grain beetle costs the U.S. wheat industry about $500 million annually.
    • Fungal diseases cause infected larvae to crawl to the tops of the plants where the dead weevils will be easy to see.
    • This particular species of weevil is a pest on peas.
    • Weevils bore through the stem and eat the pith within, and beetle larvae bore through the roots.