bean weevil


: any of several small weevils that deposit their eggs in the pods of beans and peas, the larva burrowing in and feeding on the seed
specifically : a mottled olive-brown weevil (Acanthoscelides obtectus) native to America but now a cosmopolitan pest of growing and stored beans

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“Bean weevil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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