pales weevil

pa·​les weevil | \ ¦pā(ˌ)lēz- \

Definition of pales weevil

: a large brown weevil (Hylobius pales) that feeds on the bark of white pine and a few other pines frequently girdling and killing young trees

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History and Etymology for pales weevil

New Latin pales, specific epithet of Hylobius pales

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“Pales weevil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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