clover root curculio

noun

: a small dark broad-snouted weevil (Sitona hispidula or a closely related species) that feeds on clovers, alfalfa, and other legumes, the larva on the root surface, scoring and girdling the roots, and the adult on the leaves

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“Clover root curculio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clover%20root%20curculio. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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