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rice weevil

noun
1.
a brown weevil, Sitophilus oryzae, that infests, breeds in, and feeds on stored grains, especially rice.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15
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Examples from the web for rice weevil
  • The rice weevil has two pale spots on each wing cover.
  • Treatment thresholds for the rice weevil adults based on sampling with the aquatic barrier trap will be established.
  • Imaging and automated detection of rice weevil pupae in wheat.
  • Developmental activities and behavior of the rice weevil inside wheat kernels.
  • Mortality of the rice weevil was lower but there was evidence of upward movement into the treated layers.
  • We investigated the use of computed tomography to rapidly detect kernels infested with rice weevil pupae in grain samples.
  • Oviposition and development of lesser grain borer and rice weevil in relation to some morphological rice grain characters.

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