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IN-31.0 FLAT GRAIN BEETLE
 IN-31.0 Flat Grain Beetle

Cryptolestes sp. (GANGLBAUER) = Laemophloeus (DEJEAN)

 

A small Flattened, oblong, reddish-brown beetle of 2 mm length, with elongate antennae about two-thirds as long as the body.

 

Prefers grain and grain products but damages also many foodstuffs and animal feeds.

 

This insect is not a primary pest of stored grain, and the adult is unable to survive in sound uninjured grain. It follows up the attack of more vigorous grain pests and infests grain and meal that are in poor condition.

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Last updated February 2010