Rice Weevil(Sitophilus oryzae)
2 – 3.5 mm
BiologyThe rice weevil female bores a hole into the kernel of grain and lays an egg, sealing the opening with gelatinous material. Females can lay 300-400 eggs in their lifetime but egg laying is sporadic during the winter time, with less activity the cooler the temperature. The life cycle from egg to egg may be as short as 32 days in the summer. The adult may live for 3-6 months.Complete metamorphosis.
HabitsThe rice weevil is usually confined to stored grain. Adults fly from stored grain to infest new grain crop in the field and continue through storage. It has been recorded attacking grain, rice, beans, nuts, cereals, stored cotton, and wheat products of all kinds and grapes. In addition it will feed on apples and pears. When it is disturbed it will draw its legs up and play dead. Adults can fly are attracted to light.
Reasons for ControlConsiderable damage to products and goods, prevention of contamination, loss of goodwill, loss of quality, to comply with UK Legislation.
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