Weevils are plant-eating beetles with a characteristic long, down-curving snout. The antennae have small clubs and are elbowed. The first segment of the antennae usually fits into a special groove on the side of the snout. When disturbed, weevils often play dead (tuck in their legs and lie motionless on their backs). There are thousands of weevil species; this is one of the largest families of insects.
The larvae are usually pale and grublike and are found inside nuts, fruits, or other plant parts.