Weevils are beetles within the Superfamily Curculionoidea. There are more than 60,000 species of weevil and most species are less than 10mm in length. Most species are herbivores and some are pests of economic importance.
A characteristic shared by many weevils is a long curved snout. At the end of this snout are the mandibles. Some species possess grooves along the side of the snout in to which their antennae fold so as to keep the out of the way when the weevil pushes its snout in to a food source.
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