Wheat beetle

Related to Wheat beetle: Wheat moth, flour beetle, grain beetle
(Zool.) A small, slender, rusty brown beetle (Sylvanus Surinamensis) whose larvæ feed upon wheat, rice, and other grains.
A very small, reddish brown, oval beetle (Anobium paniceum) whose larvæ eat the interior of grains of wheat.

See also: Wheat, Wheat

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Wheat is attached by number of insect, pests such as termites (Isoptera: Termitidae), cutworm and armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), wheat beetles and weevils (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Carabidae, Curculionidae), aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae), thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae Phlaeothripidae,), Chinchbug (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae, Miridae, Pentatomidae), Sunn pest (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae), leafhopper (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) and hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) (Miller and Pike, 2002; El-Wakeil and Volkmar, 2013).