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Stegobium paniceum


  • Adult — 1/16" - 1/8  in length. Humped thorax. Fine hairs cover the body. Elytra (wing cases) have ridges with indentations.
  • Larva — active in early stages of development. Bores into hard substances. They are able to detoxify some poisonous substances.


  • Life cycle — 200 days at 17°C, 70 days at 28°C. Adults live for 13 to 65 days.


  • Will often fly. Adults do not feed.

Controlling Insects that attack Food Products