Sitophilus oryzae (Linnaeus, 1763)
This is another weevil, considered a pest of stored grain products. Known more commonly as the Rice Weevil, Sitophilus oryzae is smaller than the similar Sitophilus granarius, but examination under a hand lens, will show yellow/orange patches on the elytra. Presumably, this is a common species, often found in company with S. granarius in bags of bird food etc. Photographed at Market Warsop, August 2009.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Sitophilus oryzae
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2016

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