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curculio

(kərkyo͞o`lēō), name applied to various weevilsweevil,
common name for certain beetles of the snout beetle family (Curculionidae), small, usually dull-colored, hard-bodied insects. The mouthparts of snout beetles are modified into down-curved snouts, or beaks, adapted for boring into plants; the jaws are at the end of the
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 (members of the snout beetle family, or Curculionidae), especially those that attack fruit. The term is sometimes limited to the acorn and nut weevils of the genus Curculio, characterized by extremely long beaks adapted for boring. The females, whose beaks may be twice as long as their bodies, lay their eggs in holes bored in the nuts. The larvae feed on the nuts, later pupating (see insectinsect,
invertebrate animal of the class Insecta of the phylum Arthropoda. Like other arthropods, an insect has a hard outer covering, or exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed legs. Adult insects typically have wings and are the only flying invertebrates.
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) in the soil. The plum curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar, is a serious pest of peach, plum, cherry, and apple, causing deformed and prematurely falling fruit. In spring the adults leave their winter shelter in piles of rubbish and fly to blossoming or early fruiting trees, where they feed for a week or more before mating. Eggs are laid in the fruit in slits made by the female, and the larvae feed for two to three weeks before pupating in the ground. Curculios are classified in the phylum ArthropodaArthropoda
[Gr.,=jointed feet], largest and most diverse animal phylum. The arthropods include crustaceans, insects, centipedes, millipedes, spiders, scorpions, and the extinct trilobites.
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, class Insecta, order Coleoptera, family Curculionidae.
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Some acorns have shell damage or evidence of infestation by acorn weevils (small round exit hole; Curculio spp.
Estos resultados son coincidentes con lo registrado para el picudo de la nuez Curculio caryae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), cuyas larvas mas maduras parecen ser mas resistentes a la infeccion de los NEPs que las larvas mas jovenes (15).
Reproductive development of northern and southern strains of plum curculio (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).
Igualmente, ocurre en Curculio, con la salvedad de que alli se emplea otra expresion comun en latin:
Como si se tratase de la puesta en escena de una comedia plautina, este sombrio personaje hace las veces de Prologus en tanto que explica al publico el argumento de los personajes que intervienen en el--"theatro alegre": el viejo avaro, como el Euclion de la Aulularia; el joven enamoradizo, a la manera de Calidoro en Pseudolus; el servusfallax (36); la meretrix, en el Truculentus; y el parasitus, que come sin trabajar, segun se ve en el Curculio (37).
e) Species evaluated in the "mini pest risk assessments" representing lower threats and not included in this table are (in alphabetic order by common name): Chestnut weevil, Curculio elephas; European grape vine moth or Grape berry moth, Lobesia botrana; False codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta Fruit piercing moth, Eudocima fullonia; Giant woodwasp, Urocerus gigas; Old World bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera; Soft wax scale, Ceroplastes destructor Table 2.