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Rice (lesser grain) weevil (338) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Rice weevil, lesser grain weevil, small snout weevil

Scientific Name

Sitophilus oryzae; a similar species (Sitophilus zeamais) attacks maize (see Fact Sheet no. 339).

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
1Information from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London; and CABI (2015) Sitotroga oryzae (lesser grain weevil) Crop Protection Compendium (; and Rice weevil Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government. (; Photos 1&2 Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series,; Photos 3&4 Walker K (2006) rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae) PaDIL - (

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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