Merchant Grain Beetles


formal_name
Anobiid and Lyctus species
description
Merchant grain beetles are typically not found in grain products, but instead like to attack cereals, cake mixes, macaroni, cookies and chocolate. Merchant grain beetles are dark brown and have six saw-like teeth on each side of their bodies. They can grow to be one-eighth of an inch long and have very flat bodies.
color
Brown
legs
6
shape
Narrow Oval
size
1/10"
antenanae
True
region
habits
The merchant grain beetle's body shape allows it to crawl into packaging to eat, live and have babies.
habitat
Merchant grain beetles are found in pantries or in food processing areas or warehouses.
threats
Merchant grain beetles can infest stored food products and can contaminate food.
prevention
Discard infested packages. Clean spilled grain and food sources.
catagories
pest_category_id
6
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