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Rice Water Weevil Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Kuschel

  • Yunshan Huang
  • Michael O. Way
  • Mingxing JiangEmail author
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Part of the Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology book series (INNA, volume 11)

Abstract

The rice water weevil, Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Kuschel (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), native to North America, is one of the most destructive insect pests of rice in the US and eastern Asia. It was introduced into China in the 1980s and so far has spread widely throughout the country. Much work has been done with respect to its ecology and control methods. Here, we review the invasion history, mechanisms underlying its invasions and rapid spread, and major control methods in China. We also discuss factors responsible for its wide spread in China. In addition, we report on options employed to control this weevil. Finally, we propose future directions for research, particularly on the ecology and the development of a more comprehensive control strategy for this weevil in China.

Keywords

Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Invasion Cultural control Natural enemies Integrated management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yunshan Huang
    • 1
  • Michael O. Way
    • 2
  • Mingxing Jiang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Ministry of Agriculture Key Laboratory of Agricultural Entomology, Institute of Insect SciencesZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension CenterBeaumontUSA

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