Six found under the rim of a tub of dried mealworms in a hardware shop; four alive, two dead.
No interactions present.
To quote DGH Halstead (1963) "separation of the species [Sitophilus oryzae and S. zeamais] can be achieved with certainty only by examining the genitalia". Good illustrations of the bits of males and females in his paper in EmM 99: 72-74.
I've only found S. zeamais in the local pet shop but used to have S. oryzae in the kitchen of a previous residence.
I quite agree - I've kept the two specimens I brought home, so if/when I get round to the dissection, this may get changed or made more certain...
Just dissected the weevil; the dorsal side of the median lobe is smooth without longitudinal sulci - this makes it S. oryzae,
I browse history, more of us should do that.
My 2015 agreement is based on Dave' assertion and 15 informative minutes 'in' the WebThing.
"4 yellow marks on the elytra.." (Pic1)
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Lat/Lng: 50.9, -1.4
OS grid ref: SU4519