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Lesser grain borer

Description

The lesser grain borer (Rhyzopertha dominica) is a grain-feeding insect found sporadically in southern Alberta. It is distributed worldwide, and in Canada, it has been reported from British Columbia, across the prairies and into Ontario and Quebec. However, this insect is rare in Canadian stored grain, and it is unlikely the insect can survive the entire winter in farm bins in western Canada.

Updated

January 1, 2014

Tags
beetles field crop insects grain insects lesser grain borer pests plant insects

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

3 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Rural Development (2008-2015)

Contributor

Meers, Scott

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2014-01-01

Date Added

2015-12-18T19:57:45.133583

Date Modified

2014-01-01

Date Issued

2014-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

622-33

NEOS catalogue key

7179898

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca