Exotic Pest Alert: Rice water weevil

Rice water weevil (Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus) is an exotic plant pest not present in Australia This pest is a serious threat to Australia’s rice industry.


  • Description
  • Damage
  • Lifecycle
  • Hosts
  • Distribution
  • Actions to minimise risks
  • Reporting

Plant Biosecurity & Product Integrity, Primefact 1213, Second edition, NSW Department of Primary Industries, August 2017