Maize Weevil

Maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais) is a common pest that damage stored maize grains. The maize weevil is a small snout beetle (about 4mm long). It's dull red-brown, with four reddish spots on the back.

Maize Weevil
Maize Weevil
Maize Weevil
Maize Weevil

8 comments:

Anna said...

Wow seems so big, yet it is small. Excellent captures. Thanks for sharing. Anna :)

B.Held said...

I love the one on the match stick!

kanak7 said...

I love the matchstick one too! Amazing to learn the names of insects here!

david santos said...

Really great work and very good pictures, congratulations. have a nice day.

Sharodindu said...

Amazing capture...
never thought a pest can be presented that way... like the shot with match stick very much.. :)

Cheers!!

Anthony Rose said...

Thank you so much for the super clear photo - I looked for an hour on the net before finding out what bug this was, and your photo just nailed it. Muchas gracias.

birdy said...

Thanks You all for you appreciation and encouragement.

Thanks you too Anthony Rose for your visit and feedback. I always love to hear from my visitors. I try my best to post according to the visitors point of view. It's my pleasure to hear that my blog helped you in the identification of maize weevil.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!! I love the pics! And I personally don't like to kill anything alive, so it's pretty cool that instead of killing, you see and photograph the beauty in those bugs... good job!

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