calandra, noun

Forms:
Also calander.
Origin:
DutchShow more Adaptation of Dutch kalander grain weevil.
The vineyard weevil Phlyctinus callosus of the Curculionidae; its larva; also called kalander noun1.
1896 R. Wallace Farming Indust. of Cape Col. 148The insect pest of the vineyard known by the name of the calander, Phlyctimes callosus, has been successfully checked at Groot Constantia by the application of a moderate dressing of lime to the soil.
1905 C.D. Lounsbury in Flint & Gilchrist Science in S. Afr. 367Next to Phylloxera, the most important insect pest of the grape vine are Otiorrhynchid beetles, known by the farmers as ‘calanders’.
1929 Handbk for Farmers (Dept of Agric.) 571The Vine Calandra is well-known to wine-farmers.
1968 C.J. Orffer in D.J. Opperman Spirit of Vine 90It is surprising to learn that the calandra of the grapevine, which is an indigenous pest at the Cape, did not at first give much trouble.
1970 C. Koch in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. II. 250True weevils (Curculionidae)...Many species are pests, such as..the Cape vine-calandra (Phlyctinus).
1973 M.S. Leroux in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. V. 308The most important pests [to which South African grapes are subject] are the mealy bug..; calandra or snout-beetle (Eremnus, Phlyctinus and Bustomes).
The vineyard weevil Phlyctinus callosus of the Curculionidae; its larva; also called kalandernoun.

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