Maize Weevil - Sitophilus zeamais


    Reaching a length of 3 to 3.5 mm. It varies from dull red-brown to nearly black and is usually marked on the back with four light reddish or yellowish spots. The pronotum is densely pitted with irregularly shaped punctures, except for a smooth narrow dorsal strip.

    Identification difficulty

    Sitophilus zeamais is a pest of stored grain products etc.

    When to see it

    It is a tropical species that may be accidentally introduced into the home at any time of the year on imported products.

    UK Status

    Rarely recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Ratby record of March 2018 is the first for this species in VC55.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map