Weevils are actually beetles.
Weevil species occur in a wide range of colours and body shapes. Many are slender or oval-shaped insects. Depending on the species, weevils range in size from about 3 mm to over 10 mm in length. They are usually dark-coloured—brownish to black. Some have scales or shiny hairs covering part of their bodies. The most distinctive feature of weevils is the shape of their head. An adult weevil has an elongated head that forms a snout.
Some facts about Weevils
What Do Weevils Eat?
Weevils feed on plants in the larval stage and as adults. Some weevils can be very destructive to crops. Most weevils are found in fields, gardens or orchards. A few weevils attack stored grains and seeds. They can be very destructive, and their damage is often very expensive.
However, a few weevils become structural pests. These are the weevils that upset homeowners because they invade homes—often in great numbers. Some of them invade in the autumn They hide during the winter and leave in the spring. Others invade in the summer when the weather starts turning hot.
Weevil Life Cycle
Life cycle of weevils depends greatly on the species. For some, in spring, the adult weevils lay their eggs on the ground near the host plant. When the eggs hatch, the larvae burrow into the ground and feed on the roots. Since the larvae are underground, people seldom see them.
Many of the larvae spend the winter in the ground and emerge as adults the following spring. However, the adults that emerge during the summer or fall may invade homes for shelter. Some, weevil species, are attracted to light, so they are drawn to homes at night. Others may be attracted by the warmth from the house.
Homeowners might not notice weevils when they are gathered on the outside of the home. But if the weevils manage to find an opening and invade the home, the homeowner often finds hundreds of insects crawling on the walls and windowsills. A vacuum cleaner is a quick way to remove weevils from the walls and furniture. Be sure to take the vacuum outside to empty it so the weevils don’t re-infest the home.
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