(redirected from plum curculios)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.


n. pl. cur·cu·li·os
A snout beetle, especially one that is a pest of fruit trees.

[New Latin Curculiō, type genus, from Latin curculiō, a kind of weevil.]


n, pl -lios
(Animals) any of various American weevils, esp Conotrachelus nenuphar (plum curculio), a pest of fruit trees
[C18: from Latin: grain weevil]


(kɜrˈkyu liˌoʊ)

n., pl. -li•os.
any of several weevils, esp. of the genus Conotrachelus, that feed on fruits.
[1750–60; < Latin: weevil, corn worm]
References in periodicals archive ?
The analysis also showed that location of the treatment plots within the 'Loring' orchard did not have any significant effect on the number of plum curculios that emerged from the treatments in 2008 ([F.
The generally low level of emergence recorded in both the field and greenhouse studies suggests that immature plum curculios in the soil are highly prone to natural mortality factors.
Plum curculio is currently a serious pest of peaches in Alabama and much of the southeastern U.
Given these variables, we hypothesized that the type of weed management practices used by peach growers would impact the development of the soil dwelling immature stages of plum curculio and ultimately adult emergence from the soil.
The colony of plum curculio larvae used for the greenhouse study was maintained on pesticide-free green thinning apples in a growth chamber at 25 [+ or -] 1[degrees]C, 65-70% RH, and 12:12h L:D.
The 2007 study was done in an unmanaged peach orchard that had not received any insecticide or fungicide application since its establishment in 1985, and high plum curculio populations had historically been recorded in the orchard.
All treatments were established on autoclaved field soil in order to eliminate the effects of predators of plum curculio such as ground and tiger beetles, ants and spiders (Jenkins et al.
Sources of apple odor attractive to adult plum curculios.
Reproductive development of northern and southern strains of plum curculio (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).
Fall migration, hibernation sites selection and associated winter mortality of plum curculio (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in a Quebec apple orchard.
Monitoring plum curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), populations in apple and peach orchards in the Mid-Atlantic.
Bioassay approaches to assessing behavioral responses of plum curculio adults (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to host fruit odor.