One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A weevil that is a common pest of stored grain, which is eaten by the larvae.
Sitophilus granarius, family Curculionidae
- ‘The Grain Weevil cannot fly but is a tireless walker.’
- ‘For instance, a female grain weevil will bore into a wheat kernel to lay an egg.’
- ‘Grain Weevils infest stored grain products.’
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