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Species Sitophilus granarius - Granary Weevil

Sitophilus granarius
Classification
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 Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Dryophthorinae
Tribe Rhynchophorini
Genus Sitophilus (Granary Weevils)
Species granarius (Granary Weevil)
Explanation of Names
Sitophilus granarius (Linnaeus 1758)
Identification
distinct from S. oryzae in having the hind wings reduced, the elytral intervals at least as wide as the striae, the strial punctures small and clearly separated, and the pronotal punctures distinctly elongate(1)
Range
Throughout the temperate regions of the world, incl. most of NA; likely originates in n. India(2)
Habitat
restricted to stored grain(1)
Life Cycle
larvae feed on the endosperm, pass through four instars, and pupate inside the grain(1)
Remarks
notorious pest of stored grain(1)
Works Cited
1.Beetles associated with stored products in Canada: An identification guide
Bousquet Y. 1990. Research Branch Agriculture Canada, Publication 1837.
2.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.