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Dryophthoridae (Maize and Rice weevil, Granary weevil family)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Coleoptera (beetles) > Polyphaga > Curculionoidea

These are small (5mm) weevils and tend to be pests of grains, both stored and growing.

Sitophilus oryzae  

Rice Weevil Sitophilus oryzae, a pest of stored grain.  [image H. Robertson, Iziko ].

 

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