Beetles

Weevil

Highlights

  • 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

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