thurberia weevil

noun, somtimes capitalized T

Definition of thurberia weevil

: a boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis thurberiae) that is native to Arizona and adjacent Mexico, feeds on a wild cotton (Gossypium triloba), and also attacks cultivated cotton in that region

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

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