Common Name: Weevil

Order Name: Coleoptera

Family Name: Curculionidae

Weevils are a large and diverse group of plant burrowing beetles often found infesting seeds and many species target crops and stored foods making some of them important pest species that cause considerable damage. They have small but effective mandibles concealed at the end of their snouts which enable them to be effective borers in and out of their food plant. Weevil infested plants are usually riddled with little bore holes and a little excavation reveals the busy beetles.