flour weevil

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Noun1.flour weevil - an insect that infests flour and stored grainsflour weevil - an insect that infests flour and stored grains
darkling beetle, darkling groung beetle, tenebrionid - sluggish hard-bodied black terrestrial weevil whose larvae feed on e.g. decaying plant material or grain
genus Tribolium, Tribolium - flour beetles
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The red flour weevil Tribolium castaneum was used at adult stage.
All the flours tested do not have same level of toxicity towards the red flour weevils. ANOVA I shows highly significant difference (F = 33.78***, df = 3:496, p [less than or equal to] 0.001) between the four leguminous flours.
(2011) established that the ethanolic and hydroethanolic extracts from castor oil plant seeds impregnated on filter paper repelled adults and larvae of the flour weevil Tribolium castaneum Herbst (Colepotera: Tenebrionidae).