[Amel Yacht Owners] Mystery Pasta Bug [1 Attachment]

Mark Erdos


Hi Alex,


That looks like a grain weevil or wheat weevil. They can eat through plastic bags to get to food. They like pasta, rice and anything with flour.


Any type of household bug spray will kill them but it will take a few treatments since you probably some that are not yet hatched.


We store our pasta in plastic airtight containers: https://www.amazon.com/Biokips-Storage-Spaghetti-Noodle-Container/dp/B06VWPWQP9/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1496079860&sr=8-4&keywords=pasta+container


On the bright side, they are harmless and probably a good source of protein if digested.


Hope this helps.




With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Puerto Rico



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Dear Amelians,

I found this bug (attached picture)  in several pastas on my boat. They were even inside sealed plastic spaghetti packages that were inside a separate plastic box. It's not the first time I see them, but I have no clue where they come from and how they grow. They only seem to like pasta...

Does anyone of you know what it is and how to avoid them?

Fair winds,


AMEL54#15, Martinique