Definition of Flour weevil
1. Noun. An insect that infests flour and stored grains.
Generic synonyms: Darkling Beetle, Darkling Groung Beetle, Tenebrionid
Group relationships: Genus Tribolium, Tribolium
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flour Weevil
Literary usage of Flour weevil
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1. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1896)
"Another troublesome pest of the miller is what is erroneously called the Flour Weevil (Tribolium confusum). and which is not a weevil at all. but a blood ..."
2. Fumigation Methods: A Practical Treatise for Farmers, Fruit Growers by Willis Grant Johnson (1902)
"When the package was received one living specimen of the flour weevil, Tribolium confusum, was found. It was, no doubt, a straggler from some crack where ..."
3. First and Second Report on the Noxious, Beneficial and Other Insects of the by Asa Fitch (1856)
"They are nearly the shape and size of the small black flour weevil; can fly, but take to their wings reluctantly; have no mandibles, but a proboscis with ..."
4. Observations of Injurious Insects and Common Farm Pests ... with Methods of by Eleanor Anne Ormerod (1900)
"where it is sometimes called ' flour weevil,' and is often injurious to grain, meal, flour, and a great variety of other products " (CVR). In No. ..."
5. Report of the Illinois State Entomologist Concerning Operations Under the by Illinois State Entomologist (1890)
"He describes the insects as similar in size and shape to the "small black flour weevil," and says they can fly, but do so reluctantly. ..."
6. Insect Life by Division of Entomology, United States Bureau of Entomology (1894)
"Common also in Europe, and well distributed over this country, where it is sometimes called " flour-weevil." and is often injurious to grain, meal, flour, ..."
7. House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d by United States Congress. House (1851)
"We are not often troubled with the Hessian-fly, and know of no remedy ; neither are we much annoyed with the brown flour-weevil, but are very much ..."