Rice Weevil Extermination
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Common name: Rice Weevil
Latin name: Sitophilus oryzae
Appearance: The adult is small, it is 2.5 to 4 mm in length and is brown. It sports a long snout and elbowed antennae. Elytra are 4 distinct reddish patches. He can fly.
Habits: The rice weevil is found in the tropics. However, it is becoming established in temperate regions due to changes in the transportation and storage of rice. In Canada, we checked in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.
Nourishment: The rice weevil is growing at the expense of rice, wheat, barley and other raw or processed cereals (pasta).
Reproduction: It breeds at temperatures between 15°C and 34°C and a relative humidity of 40%. Females lay most of their eggs during the first 4 weeks after emergence. They practice a little hole in the grain where they lay one egg and covered with a waxy secretion. They lay about 150 eggs during their lifetime. The larvae develop in grain. They are white, have the shape of a C and legless. Under optimal conditions of temperature, from 27 ºC to 31 ºC, the life cycle of rice weevil is complete in the space of 5 to 8 weeks. The shortest developing period was 25 days at a temperature of 30 ° C with a relative humidity of 70%.
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