Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Rice weevil

Sitophilus oryzae (Linnaeus)

Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae

Size range

  • Small beetles, length 2–3 mm


  • Originally from Indo–Malayan region
  • Moved around the world by trade in rice

Life History

  • Likely to be found wherever rice is stored
  • Other types of grain have similar pests

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