Latin: Rhyzopertha dominica. 2 – 3 mm long, reddish-brown to black-brown beetle. The prothorax is large and rounded in front like a hood, which on the top and in the front is covered with small lumps. The lumps help when the beetle drills. Head with mouth parts is on the underside of the prothorax and […]
( Latin: Rhizopertha dominica) This species belongs to the family Bostrychidae, a group of tropical beetles which includes several wood-boring species (p. 128). It can be a very serious pest of stored rice and grain in warm regions (see p. 93).