alfalfa snout beetle


Definition of alfalfa snout beetle

: a parthenogenetic wingless Old World weevil (Brachyrhinus ligustici) that attacks clovers, alfalfa, and other legumes and is especially destructive to alfalfa since the larvae feed on the taproot while the adults consume the leaves

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Alfalfa snout beetle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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