出典:『Wiktionary』 (2014/06/22 00:06 UTC 版)
plum curculio (複数形 plum curculios)
Conotrachelus nenuphar, a weevil native to parts of North America, notorious for destroying fruits.
About Curculio (http://www.gardenguides.com/791-curculio-beetle-information.html)
Curculio is a distinctive name given to a group of weevils of the Curculionidae, or snout beetle, family. Two main types of curculio can be present in a garden or orchard.
The plum curculio affects fruit trees in the early spring at the time when apples, peaches, plums and other fruits are blossoming. After feeding on the blossoms for several weeks, the plum curculio lays its eggs inside the newly formed fruit.
The nut curculio attacks nut trees and, like its plum counterpart, lays its eggs inside the growing nuts.