Photo 1. The grain damage was significantly different (P≤0.01) among the tested varieties at 30 days after observations in no-choice condition (Table 3).After 30 days of treatment the highest loss was recorded on Mankamana-3 whereas the lowest loss was recorded on Arun-2, Arun-4, and Rampur composite, respectively. The eggs hatch into white, legless larvae, which remain inside the grain, and pupate there. 328). source of infestation and quickly get rid of it. The damage caused by the maize weevil S. zeamais on maize landraces, Amarelo Antigo, Asteca, Caiano, Carioca, and Ferrinho, was evaluated by no-choice tests under laboratory conditions. decrease germination and baking quality of flour. Phosphine: Used as a fumigant; grain is covered by a tarpaulin or in other ways sealed for the duration of the fumigation. Remove old kernels, and sweep floors, walls, doors, and vents to collect seeds, grain powder and dust, and burn them before storing the new harvest. minimum of thirty days is required for passing through the egg, larval packages. The Maize weevil will breed on maize in the field, but the Rice weevil only breeds in stored grain. wings beneath its wing covers and can fly readily. NIH 5. is an important pest of maize that attacks the grain both in the field and during storage. averaging about three thirty-second inch in length. Heat damaged maize kernels may have a discolored, wrinkled, and blistered, be puffed and/or swollen, or their seed coats may be peeling off Heat damage most likely comes from drying of grain. Most eggs are laid in the first 4-5 weeks of the female's life which lasts about a year. Prior to storage, maize can be treated with Actellic 25 EC (20 % solution) by spraying the insecticide with a spraygun. Maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky Classification. Development is about 35 days under optimal cnmditions. Dry the grain as soon as possible after harvest, and re-dry during storage if necessary. Grain placed in a clean bin should be Prevention is the best strategy; but if resistance is necessarily more susceptible to maize weevil damage than it is the normal endosperm type of the commercial corn available on the market. The grub changes to a naked It can be found in numerous tropical areas around the world, and in the United States, and is a major pest of maize. pitted with somewhat irregularly shaped punctures, except for a smooth Maize kernels treated with neem oil or ash were damaged less than the control. Android Edition Malathion: apply to walls, floors, and inside of bins used to store the grain. However, its coloring is generally darker than that of the rice weevil. Maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais; adult side view. Take special care to treat all cracks, crevices, and areas weevil, but larger Accessed 26 September 2007. 1/8- to 3/16-inch long .The maize weevil is similar to the rice becomes severe and widespread, contact a reputable, licensed pest Infestations can start in the field, but most damage occurs in storage. Treatments can be hatches in a few days into a soft, white, legless, fleshly grub which The female has a … Maize weevils, or referred to in the United States as greater rice weevils, are a species of beetle bearing its name from its status as a larger relation of the rice weevil.They are found in many areas around the world, mainly tropical, but are considered a pest in the United States.            If you detect an The weevils occur during and after harvest and are most common in storage. It must not be used for animal consumption, poultry feed or mixed with animal feed. Because of the high toxicity of registered fumigants and technical The maize weevil has fully developed Worldwide. Other insect species develop on the cracked or bro-ken kernels and grain dust, which can be produced by … READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. Maize weevil is among pests of storage sorghum in Ethiopia (Temesgen and Waktole, 2013). Infested grain will usually be found heating at the surface, and it may be damp, sometimes to such an extent that sprouting occurs. Neonicotinoids: e.g., imidocloprid. Maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais, clearly showing four light reddish to yellowish spots at the corners of the wing case. Malathion: i) as a spray; treat grain and do not use for food within 90 days of treatment; ii) as a dust; treat grain and do not use for food within 14 days of treatment. et al., 2008; Baidool et al., 2010). For extra protection, some treat seeds or grains before Note that many storage pests are resistant to malathion. Attempt made to review bionomics and management practices of this pest gleaning published literatures/papers on national and international journals, proceedings, reports, newsletter and books. Perhaps a method to avoid if seed is for growing. infested foods in wrapped, heavy plastic bags or in sealed containers ples of internal feeders include maize weevil, rice weevil, granary weevil, lesser grain borer, bean weevil, cowpea weevil, and larvae of Angoumois grain moth. Heating grain to 60C can kill larvae; however, this may areas, and live insects. If using sacks, do not reuse those that stored previous harvests. There is a withholding period of 1 day before treated grain can be used for human or stock consumption. materials and broken kernels. AUTHOR Grahame Jackson1Information from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. If infestation occurs in These weevils are very destructive grain pests. Commonly, loss of weight is up to 5%, but severe infestations increase the losses up to 40%. Maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais; adult, view from above. applied as the grain is loaded into the bin through the use of a Avoid sowing new ground with maize after pasture in areas that have a known history of white grubs. Maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky, is a Alcidodes is largely a pest of African crops but far greater losses are caused by various widely distributed species of grain weevil, Sitophilus. Their larvae hatch from eggs laid on to grains by weevils. Approximately, 500 g of Maize Kernels in glass jars were moisture equilibrated in an incubator for a period of one week before infesting with 300 unsexed weevils (Miller et al.,; 1969). introduction of the larger grain borer. The thorax is densely Mechanisms of resistance in maize grain to the maize weevil and the larger grain borer. Usually, the greater the number of weevils the nearer the source. It is recorded from Australia, Fiji1, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Tonga. Synthetic pyrethroids: e.g., deltamethrin or cypermethrin. other light source to examine all food storage areas and food products Maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais; another view of the four (very) faint, reddish spots at the corner of the wing case. Various neem products were compared with copra oil, palm oil and 0.25% diazinon dust for protection of stored maize against the grain weevil, Sitophilus zeamais Motsch. Both adults and larvaefeed on internally on maize grains and an infestation can start in the field (when the cob is still on the plant) but most damage occurs in storage. Relationship among aspergillus flavus infection, maize weevil damage, and ear moisture loss in exotic x adapted maize. Note, toys can sometimes be filled with grain and act as a source of infestation; so too can dried flowers. Use a flashlight or Treatment of grains for human consumption or for animal feed [make sure the product is labelled for use on rice, maize and small grains (barley, oats, wheat)]. Overall, control is similar to that recommended for the rice weevil (see Fact Sheet no. Photo 2. The only way to control these pests is fumigation. Secondary damage is caused by moulds, insects and mites. 3.1.3. Damage of Maize Weevil on Maize Varieties on Weight Basis. If using bins, remove any grains that remain (and, if possible, spray with insecticide). Pyrethrins: Used as a grain protectant (sometimes with piperonyl butoxide). is binned and leveled, a surface dressing can be applied to prevent Proceedings of an International Symposium held at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, 27 November-3 December 1994., 91-95; [11 ref]. For small amounts, store maize, rice, wheat, etc., in plastic containers. It is a pest of stored maize, dried cassava, yam, common sorghum and wheat. Maize weevils carried a great collection of other fungi including A. niger, A. glaucus, A. candidus, Penicillium islandicum, P. citrinum, Paecilomyces, Acremonium, Epicoccum, F. semitectum, yeasts and many others. Look for the adults, with long snouts (about 1 mm). storage with dusts or sprays of synergized pyrethrins, labelled for this Population abundance and growth physiology of the maize borer (Ostrinia furnacalis)and the maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais)were investigated during maize growing season and grain storage period, respectively, to assess insect pests’ occurrence and economic damage. checked at two week intervals during warm months and at one month In order to obtain test insects of known or similar age, these weevils were … Identification of host kairomones from maize, Zea mays, for the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais. If the problem insecticides to get the control job accomplished safely. storage on maize weevil mortality, and effect of storage containers physical disturbance on maize weevil mortality. The two species look almost identical without magnification. Infestations can start in the field, but most damage occurs in storage. is an important pest of maize that attacks the grain both in the field and during storage. These weevils are very destructive grain pests. and pupal stages. The reddish markings on the wing covers are more clearly defined. Photo 4. Household insecticides have no effect on insects within food In contrast, his treated samples revealed an average of only 36 maize weevils/500g maize grain, just 11% of the average weevil numbers in the untreated samples. Photo 3. Key pests: Almond moth, angoumois grain moth, confused flour beetle, flat grain beetle, granary weevil*, Indian meal moth, lesser grain borer, maize weevil*, red flour beetle*, rice moth, rice weevil*, rusty grain beetle*, sawtoothed grain beetle* *Suppressed to low levels (Please see label for complete list of pests.) control operator who has the training, experience, equipment, and Neem. Adults are 3-4 mm long, reddish-brown to black (Photos 1&2), with four light reddish to yellowish spots at the corners of the wing cases (Photo 3&4). Weevil migration and reproduction in control plots reduced treatment differences in damage during the first 3 yr. Rice weevils and maize weevils are about 1/8 inch long and brown. After the grain CULTURAL CONTROLIt is most important to dry the grain properly, to keep the storage area clean, and to monitor the grain often and regularly. Insect resistant maize: recent advances and utilization. Though Meal Moths, Grain Beetles and Flour Beetles are very common, Maize Weevils are just as likely to be the unwanted insect in such areas. It varies from dull infestation early, disposal alone may solve the problem. materials. Development is about 35 days under optimal cnmditions. to flour or meal. The procedure is carried out by certified operators. carefully. Maize Weevils are small and easy to kill, but they can complete their life cycle quickly. white pupa and later emerges as an adult beetle. This species attacks both standing crops and stored cereal products, including wheat, rice, sorghum, oats, barley, rye, buckwheat, peas, and cottonseed. treated. The end of the body of the maize weevil is more rounded than that of the LGB. During large infestations, heat and moisture are produced, leading to colonisation by moulds and mites. Photo 2  Georg Goergen, IITA-Benin. Of the three, the Collect and dispose of spilled grain in or around the storage area. A To kill the internal stages (larval and pupal), you Maize weevil, greater grain weevil, greater rice weevil. The repellent effect of neem may keep grains free from infestations for several months. Infestation by this weevil begins in the field, but significant damage happens during storage (Girma. knowledge needed for their proper use, a qualified pesticide applicator well as F. moniliforme and P. islandicum and others. Females lay up to 150 eggs placed in holes chewed into the grain and plugged with a gelatinous substance. These are smaller and less conspicuous than Alcidodes but they do more damage because they lay their eggs in the fruits or seeds of beans, maize or rice as the crops are growing in the field. Note that identification of Sitophilus zeamais is difficult because of its similarity with Sitophilus oryzae, and needs to be done by a taxonomist. Sieving has been used as a method of removing adult weevils, but it is very labour intensive. cosmopolitan pest of stored products (Longstaff 1981), and prior to the Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Other pests Sucking pests. The mobile application is available from the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes. In sub-tropical and tropical countries. It is a subset of damage including broken or cracked kernels but is identified as its own type of damage by the USDA. Epub 2016 Nov 3. The maize weevil, known in the United States as the greater rice weevil, is a species of beetle in the family Curculionidae. An egg use. Similar cautions apply as for pyrethroids (above). The maize weevil also infests other types of stored, processed cereal products such as pasta, cassava, an A very destructive weevil, with the adults attacking sound grain, and the adults and the larvae feeding inside them, leaving large cavities and emergence holes. Locate the source and destroy it by wrapping the foods in heavy plastic bags or in sealed containers, and burn or bury deeply in the soil. If practical and regulations allow, dispose of heavily The most serious insect pests attacking stored maize are the maize and granary weevils (Sitophilus spp. Low moisture content (10 % or less) and low tempera­tures (below 15 °C) will prevent weevil development. If there is an infestation, locate it by putting sticky traps around the room or warehouse where it occurred. Asia, Africa, North, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, Oceania. From the rice weevil is probably the most insidious, owing largely to the. S. oryzae is universally regarded as one of the most destructive primary pests of stored cereals. Photos 1,2&4 Walker K (2006) rice weevil (Sitophilus zeamais) PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au. The use of insecticides is discouraged around food feeds on the interior of the grain kernel. must fumigate. floor and wall surfaces both inside and outside the bin should be Keep grain storage rooms, sheds, houses, or "cribs" clean. The maize weevil is very similar to the rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (see Fact Sheet no. Since it is an internal pest, residual control will only kill. Type of damage: These weevils are very destructive grain pests. Look for the characteristic large emergence holes in the grain with irregular edges. Apple iOS Edition. should be aerated to lower the moisture level and temperature. lack of. The maize weevil has fully developed wings, and is a stronger flyer than the rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae, and spreads more widely this way. http://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/eafrinet/maize_pests/key/maize_pests/Media/Html/Sitophilus_zeamais_Motschulsky_1855_-_Maize_Weevil.htm. maize weevil damage. Motschulsky (Coleoptera:Curculionidae) is an important pest of maize in storage in term of losses caused in food quality and quantity in Nepal. The larvae cause damage by boring into the grain, making holes and grinding it to a fine powder. 32:371-378. Moisture levels should be about 12% (most stored product pests required moisture levels of 13-18% to reproduce). Of the three, the rice weevil is probably the most insidious, owing largely to the ability of flight. Description. London; and CABI (2015) Sitotroga zeamais (greater grain weevil) Crop Protection Compendium (www.cabi.org/cpc); and from BioNET-EAFRINET Keys and Fact Sheets (http://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/eafrinet/maize_pests/key/maize_pests/Media/Html/Sitophilus_zeamais_Motschulsky_1855_-_Maize_Weevil.htm). light reddish or yellowish spots. Mating often occurs within 24 hours of adult emergence from grain kernels. This weevil is a cosmopolitan pest of grain, preferring whole grain Cereal Research Communications. Exposed adults. Maize leafhoppers and maize thrips are widespread but irregular in Queensland, and can rapidly re-infest crops after spraying meaning more than one spray may be required. Both are internal feeders, which means the larva develops inside whole grain kernels. Spray the bins about four to six weeks prior to storing grain. spite of these precautions, fumigation of the grain will be necessary. Pyrethrins are manufactured from chrysanthemum flowers. It is possible to confuse the maize weevil with other storage insect pests such as the larger grain borer - LGB (Prostephanus truncatus). Maize Weevils . ), the red and confused flour beetles (Tribolium spp. The eggs hatch into larvae, which eat the plant material surrounding them. The maize weevil has fully developed wings, and is a stronger flyer than the rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae, and spreads more widely this way. In many instances, It is difficult to detect the weevil unless populations are high as it spends most of its life inside grain. The maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais Motsch. Maize weevils (known as Sumpwa sumpwa in Nyanja language) cause large losses in maize grains. (Follow label directions and safety precautions.) Both insects are less coldhardy than the Grain weevil and will not normally overwinter in unheated premises or grain stored at normal temperatures. Thereafter, weevil damage was heavy in infested plots and negligible in controls. Corrêa AS, Vinson CC, Braga LS, Guedes RN, de Oliveira LO. CABI says that "Sitophilus zeamais is predominantly found associated with maize grain, whereas Sitophilus oryzae is associated with wheat". They frequently cause almost complete destruction of grain in elevators or bins, where conditions are favorable and the grain is undisturbed for some length of time. storage. They have densely spaced pits on the pronotum that are round (maize weevil) or elongated (rice weevil). 338). 2.4 Maize Weevil, Sitophilus zeamais (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) ... 4.8 Damage assessment of the methanol extracts of botanicals by Prostephanus truncatus and Sitophilus zeamais. insects from entering the grain on the surface. Bt: Some success has been reported using Bt. red-brown to nearly black and is usually marked on the back with four All three weevils develop as larvae within the grain kernels. Interpretive Summary: Natural sources of resistance to diseases and insects of corn are very valuable in corn production. Key words : Genetic resistance, stored grain pest, QPM corn around doorways and other places where insects could hide or enter. Maize is the is also shorter comparatively (Raina, 1970). Before grain is placed in a bin, it should be screened to eliminate fine After the bin is cleaned, and all needed repairs have been made, the Note care must be taken to ensure that the treated seed does not contaminate that used for human consumption. is slightly slower for the maize weevil than for the rice weevil. Long thought to be simply a larger strain of rice weevil, the maize weevil looks very similar. intervals during cooler months for the presence of hotspots, moldy There are many pantry pests which can infest homes and businesses. The maize weevil is a small snout beetle which varies in size, Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. The rate of development ), Angoumois grain moths (Sitotroga cerealella), and the larger grain borer (Prostephanus truncatus). In Tanzania, the maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais Motshulsky causes significant damage, although new studies showed that some maize varieties are more resistant to attack (Rugumamu, 2012). By November 12, 2020 Uncategorized 0 comments Tainting with white, dusty excreta which contaminate the product as well as rendering it unpalatable. The maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais) adult. Storing maize on the cob with husks on re­duces weevil infestation. for garbage removal, or bury deep in the soil. should be contacted to perform the fumigation. Weevils were shown to carry significant A. flavus contamination, as metering device calibrated to apply the proper amounts. This fact sheet is a part of the app Pacific Pests and Pathogens. The maize weevil is found in all warm and tropical parts of the world. The first study found 100% maize weevil mortality for hermetically sealed containers and the oxygen levels inside them declined from 21% to between 3 and 10%. It is slightly larger, up to 1/8-inch long, and like the rice weevil, it is dull reddish brown to black with four red-yellow spots on its back. Damage by S. zeamais causes food loss, … Grain that is to be stored for longer than six months may need a For small infestations, freezing for several days and then heating for 24 hours is affective. Look for a dull red-brown to nearly black weevil, with faint yellowish or reddish spots on its back, at the corners of the wing cases (Photos 3&4). narrow strip extending down the middle of the dorsal (top) side. Before storage: CHEMICAL CONTROLIf pesticides are needed, use the following:Routine hygiene treatments. Insecticides are supplementary to sanitation and proper IMPORTANCE AS A PEST: Grain weevils are important pests of farm-stored grain. 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