The lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica (Fabricius),is a small grain beetle but yet devastating to a wide variety of grains. It has slender and cylindrical body shape. It is believed that this weevil is native to the tropics but has colonize all others parts of the world through commerce and movement of people. A single female of the lesser grain borer can lay from 300 to 500 eggs in her lifetime. Both the adults and larvae of these pests feed on grains. In the United States, they often attack corn and wheat but also other stored grains. There are currently tremendous research activities going on to develop control strategies against Rhyzopertha dominica in many universities especially in the United States and Australia.
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