alfalfa weevil


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alfalfa weevil

n.
A weevil (Hypera postica) native to Eurasia that is destructive to North American alfalfa crops.

alfal′fa wee`vil


n.
a European weevil, Hypera postica, now an important pest of alfalfa in North America.
[1910–15]
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Some pests, such as alfalfa weevil, aphids, armyworms, and the potato leafhopper, can reduce alfalfa yields dramatically, particularly with the second cutting when weather is warmest.
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The enemy: the alfalfa weevil, a voracious pest from Europe that had invaded the western states at the turn of the century.