Explanation of Names
Sitophagus hololeptoides (Laporte 1840)
widespread neotropical species ranging into so. US (CA-TX-FL)(3)
; introduced into W. Africa(1)
"I don't find any records of it outside the Americas so not sure if 'cosmopolitan' is correct." (Warren Steiner, pers. comm. to =v= 23.vi.10)
A minor pest; can give a bad smell to the stored goods.