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Maize (greater grain) weevil (339) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Maize weevil, greater grain weevil, greater rice weevil

Scientific Name

Sitophilus zeamais

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
1Information from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London; and CABI (2015) Sitotroga zeamais (greater grain weevil) Crop Protection Compendium (; and from BioNET-EAFRINET Keys and Fact Sheets. ( Photos 1,2&4 Walker K (2006) rice weevil (Sitophilus zeamais) PaDIL - ( Photo 2  Georg Goergen, IITA-Benin.

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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