- Scientific name: Curculionoidea
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Order: Beetle
- Class: Insecta
- Rank: Superfamily
Weevils are a type of beetle belonging to the superfamily Curculionoidea. They are usually small, less than 6 mm, and herbivorous. About 97,000 species of weevils are known. They belong to several families, with most of them in the family Curculionidae.
Did you know: It’s difficult to offer a general description for such a varied group of insects, but you can easily identify most weevils and snout beetles by an extended “snout” (actually called a rostrum or beak). thoughtco.com