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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Bostrichidae
Genus: Rhyzopertha
Stephens, 1830
Species: R. dominica
Binomial name
Rhyzopertha dominica
(Fabricius, 1792)

Rhyzopertha is a monotypic genus of beetles in the family Bostrichidae, the false powderpost beetles. The sole species, Rhyzopertha dominica, is known commonly as the lesser grain borer, American wheat weevil, Australian wheat weevil, and stored grain borer.[1] It is a beetle found nearly worldwide as a pest of stored cereal grains.[2] It is also a major pest of peanuts.

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  1. ^ Rhyzopertha dominica (Fabricius). Crop Protection Compendium.
  2. ^ Granousky, T. A. 1997. Stored Product Pests. In: Handbook of Pest Control, 8th Ed. Hedges, S. A. a. D. Moreland. (eds.) Mallis Handbook and Technical Training Company.

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