True Weevils are a group of small pests (up to ¼ in) belonging to the family Curculionidae. Easily identified by their long ‘snout nose’, they are, the two most common, Granary & Rice weevils and Maize weevils. Weevils are pantry or stored product pests that infest and feed on whole grains, rice, nuts, beans, seeds, corn, etc. The females chew a hole in the kernel or grain, deposit an egg and seal up the hole, after hatching, the young larva feed on the kernel from the inside, then depending on the season, which can be up to five months, emerge as full-grown adult weevils.
Weevils are pantry or stored product pest insects with long ‘snouts’, making them easily identifiable. Found throughout the world in whole grain type foods, rice, nuts, corn, beans, etc. Because the young develop rather slowly inside the product, it can be very easy to bring them home in a product and not notice the emerging adults until months later.