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Lasioderma serricorne

Appearance

  • Adult — 1/16" - 1/8" in length. Humped thorax. Elytra (wings cases) are smooth.
  • Larva - very similar to the Biscuit beetle.

Lifecycle

  • Life cycle — 25 days at 30–35°C. Unlikely to develop below 17°C. Adults live for 2 to 6 weeks.

Habits

  • Will often fly.
  • Will infest a wide product range including tobacco, cereals, pulses, dried fruit and spices.

Controlling Insects that attack Food Products