Rice Weevil Adult

Rice Weevil

Usually confined to stored grain north of North Carolina, but widely distributed in field and stored grain in the south.

  • Common Name: Rice Weevil
  • Scentific Name: Sitophilus oryzae (Linnaeus)
  • Class/Order/Family: Insecta/Coleoptera/Curculionidae
  • Metamorphosis: Complete
  • Size


    Adults about 1/8" long.

  • Color


    Dull reddish brown, with faint reddish to yellowish marks.

  • Biology


    Bores a hole into the kernel of grain and lays an egg, sealing the opening.

  • Habit


    Attacks corn, wheat, rice, beans, nuts, cereals and other grains, and grapes.

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