Visual Reference Library - Insects

Image of SAW-TOOTHED GRAIN BEETLE
Oryzaephilus surinamensis
Length: Approximately 3 mm
Slender, flat, brown beetle. It gets its name from the peculiar structure of the thorax, which bears six sawtoothlike projections on each side. 
It attacks in both the larval and adult stages and infests mainly grain and grain products but also noodles, wafers, nuts, and dried fruit. Sometimes causes (hot spots) in stored grain.

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Last updated December 2016