Maize weevil

Sitophilus zeamais

The maize weevil has a length of 2.5 mm to 4 mm. This small, brown weevil has four reddish-brown spots on the wing covers (elytra). It has a long, thin snout, and elbowed antennae. Sitophilus zeamais appears similar to the rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae), but has more clearly marked spots on the wing covers, and is somewhat larger. It is able to fly.

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