Definition of grain borer in English:

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grain borer

noun

A beetle that feeds on grain and rice and is a common pest of granaries and flour mills.
  • Family Bostrichidae: several species, including the tropical lesser grain borer (Rhizopertha dominica), now found worldwide.
Example sentences
  • Of all the pests that feast on maize and crops like dried cassava tubers, the larger grain borer has been classified as the most dangerous.
  • Meanwhile, the southern region coordinator has called on the peasant farmers to treat their crop against the larger grain borer.
  • They are the ‘good guys’ because they don't feed on the grain but attack the larvae of the rusty grain beetle, lesser grain borer, and rice weevil.

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