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Rice water weevil

Scientific Name
Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus
Scientific Author
Kuschel
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Erirrhininae)

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Commodity Type

  • Grains
  • Fresh Roots
  • Grasses
  • Pastures
  • Leaves
  • Rice

Description

Pest of rice (Oryza sativa), but it also attacks many other wild grasses and sedges (Poaceae and Cyperaceae, e.g. Agrotis, Axonopus, Cynodon, Cyperus, Echinochloa, Leersia, Panicum, Paspalum, Poa, Setaria) which serve as alternative hosts for adult weevils in or near rice fields.

 

Source:

 

http://www.eppo.org/QUARANTINE/AlertList/insects/lissorhoptrus.htm

 

Note:

 

On PESTD Pest List


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