Grain weevil

Related to Grain weevil: rice weevil
(Zool.) a small red weevil (Sitophilus granarius), which destroys stored wheat and other grain, by eating out the interior.

See also: Grain

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That is something that cannot be destroyed by termites, grain weevil. It's a gift that cannot be destroyed,' the archbishop of Manila added.
Tampa: Ever since humans learnt to wrest food from soil, creatures like the corn earworm, the grain weevil and the bean fly have dined on our agricultural bounty.
Powders and essential oil extracts of Mexican tea (Dysphania ambrosioiaes (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants, formerly Chenopoaium ambrosioiaes) were effective toxicants against several grain weevil species (Tapondjou et al.
"For instance, a female grain weevil will bore into a wheat kernel to lay an egg.
a) Larger Grain Borer (Prostephanus Truncatus) b) Angoumois Mouth (Sitotroga Cerealella) c) Khapra Beetle (Trogoderma Granarium) d) Lesser Grain Borer (Rhizopertha Dorminica) e) Grain Weevils (Sitophil Granaries) f) Red Floor Beetle (Tribolium Castaneum) g) Saw Toothed Grain Beetle (Oryzaephilus Surinamensis) h)The Grain has been fumigated through Phsophine (Mention Dose) for minimum period of 120 hrs i) Parent Crop was field inspected during active growth and found free Tilletia Indica, the seed and weeds have also been laboratory tested.
Although flour left no traces across such a long time, grain weevils apparently survived the milling process, ending up in a Herculaneum sewer that served a block of shops and home.
A study of a first century site in central London, funded with a pounds 6,275 grant from the Museum of London, discovered grain weevils, which were introduced to this country by the Romans.