Rice Weevil

Rice Weevil

Rice weevils closely resemble grain weevils but can be separated their larger size and strong flying capabilities. They are typically just over an eighth-inch in length and are reddish brown to black in color. Like grain weevils, rice weevils also bore holes in grain kernels to deposit their eggs. However, rice weevils migrate by flight to infest grains such as rice, corn, and wheat. After harvest, infested grain mixed with clean grain causes widespread contamination during storage. Other differences of the two weevils is that the rice weevil will produce more eggs, but will only live up to six months.