U.S. Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Research Service, Lincoln, Nebraska


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J. Agric. Entomol. 6(3): 183-192 (July 1989)


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Flight activity of Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Curculionidne) and S. oryzae (L.) was monitored during 1987-88 with sticky traps at three sites in South Carolina. Weevils were caught from late March to early November. The results indicate that temperature is the major factor determining seasonal flight activity of these weevils. More S. zeamais than S. oryzae were trapped at all sites. Sitophilus oryzae were abundant only at the site at which wheat was stored. There was no apparent pattern to flight activity within a storage site. The results indicate that there is little night activity around bins in which recommended pest control practices are followed.