Monday, September 10, 2012


A weevil is a beetle that is small in size (usually 6mm or less). Many weevils damage crops including cotton and wheat. In an unfortunate case, if you have some old flour in the pantry, weevils may have invaded it and you may have been introduced to this insect in an unplanned case of having to retrieve new flour from the store.

Weevil captured with a biological microscope using the MW5.1 CCD microscope camera.

Weevil image courtesy of Joaquim Alves Gaspar