Corn weevil

Related to Corn weevil: Wheat weevil, rice weevil
(Zool.) A small weevil which causes great injury to grain.
In America, a weevil (Sphenophorus zeæ) which attacks the stalk of maize near the root, often doing great damage. See Grain weevil, under Weevil.

See also: Corn, Corn

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2005), the high lipid content and the presence of amylase inhibitors in corn grains prolong the biological cycle of corn weevil and, consequently, increase the resistance of the genotypes, factors that can also contribute to the resistance of rice cultivars.