Relatively widely distributed, this species is a common pest of stored grain throughout the temperate climates.
Grain Weevils are easily recognisable by their elongated snouts (known as a rostrum). They are the bane of a gardeners life as they get everywhere. The Grain Weevil cannot fly but is a tireless walker and is the most common pest in stored grain (hence the name).
They are commonly found in grain storage or processing facilities, where they infest wheat, oats, rye, barley, rice, and corn. Although not often found in domestic premises they have been known to infest table beans, acorns, chestnuts, birdseed, sunflower seeds and ornamental corn.