Destructive flour beetle
|Destructive flour beetle|
The destructive or dark flour beetle (Tribolium destructor), one of the species of darkling beetle known generally as flour beetles, is a common pest insect known for attacking and infesting stored flour and grain.
As well as damaging flour and grain, it attacks animal food pellets, rolled oats and poultry food.
- Granousky TA. 1997. Stored Product Pests. In Handbook of Pest Control, 8th Ed. Hedges SA, Moreland D (editors). Mallis Handbook and Technical Training Company.
See also Home stored product entomology.
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