Rice weevil in action.

Captured this interesting video of a rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae) on day 1 of exploring with the Foldscope. Can someone please explain what exactly is happening here? I’m unable to figure out. If you can see, the weevil is trying to “get rid” of something with its hind legs. Is it an egg? Poop? Another…

Identification keys of storage pest: Rice weevil- #Indiafoldscopephase 1

Assumed pest: Rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae) Rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae) is an important pest of stored rice grain. Infestation starts from the field itself and is thus, a primary stored grain pest. Females lay 2-6 eggs per day and up to 300 over their lifetime. Morphological characteristics¬†(¬†as observed under foldscope) Beak is present and ridge…