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Species Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus - Rice Water Weevil

Curculionid - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Krusty the weevil - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus - female Lissorhoptrus - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus - female weevil - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus - female weevil - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus - female Weevil #25 - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Weevil #25 - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Kuschel - Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Brachyceridae
Subfamily Erirhininae (Marsh Weevils)
Subtribe Stenopelmina
Genus Lissorhoptrus (Rice Water Weevils)
Species oryzophilus (Rice Water Weevil)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=simplex of authors, not Say
Explanation of Names
Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Kuschel 1952
2.0-3.7 mm (1)
e US, CA / Mex., Cuba / Asia, Europe (1)
important pest of cultivated rice - Oryza sativa (Poaceae) (1)
Many Poaceae and Cyperaceae
Life Cycle
adult weevils are strong swimmers (1)
Native to North America. It has spread to Asia and Europe where it is a pest of cultivated rice.
See Also
very similar to (and often misidentified as) L. simplex (Say) (1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the “Rice Water Weevil” Genus Lissorhoptrus Leconte (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in North America North of Mexico
Charles W. O'Brien and Muhammad Haseeb. 2014. The Coleopterists Bulletin 68(2): 163-186.