alfalfa weevil

a European weevil, Hypera postica, now also widely distributed in North America, that is an important pest, primarily of alfalfa, in both the larval and adult stages.

1910–15 Unabridged
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Herbicide applications to winter forage crops continued and alfalfa weevil
  spraying began.
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