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BEETLES (STORED PRODUCT)

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Showing 37 types of BEETLES (STORED PRODUCT)

American Black Flour Beetle

Latin Name: Tribolium audax

Possibly European in origin as it is extremely similar to other European species.

American Spider Beetle

Latin Name: Mezium americanum

Thought to be native to Africa but now found throughout the world in stored food products.

Bean Weevil

Latin Name: Acanthoscelides obtectus

This species may be native to North America, but now is found throughout the world as a pest of stored dry legumes.

Black Carpet Beetle

Latin Name: Attagenus megatoma

Latin Family Name: Dermestidae

Originally it was believed that this insect has a European origin, but its presence in the U.S. in certain natural settings suggests that it might be native to the United States. It is found widely throughout North America and in Europe, but is most important as a pest in North America.

Broad-horned Flour Beetle

Latin Name: Gnatocerus cornutus

Latin Family Name: Tenebrionidae

Possibly unknown, but this beetle is now found throughout the world, and is more common in the western states of the U.S. than the east or southeast.

Broadbean Weevil

Latin Name: Bruchus rufimanus

Possibly a native of North Africa, but now cosmopolitan.

Brown Spider Beetle

Latin Name: Ptinus clavipes

Latin Family Name: Ptinidae

Possibly unknown, as it is now found throughout the world. There are several hundred species of spider beetles, of which at least 24 species are associated with food products.

Cadelle

Latin Name: Tenebroides mauritanicus

Latin Family Name: Trogositidae

Possibly native to North America, as it is a member of a family of beetles which are found only in the western hemisphere. This is the only species in the family that presents itself as a food pest, as all others occur outdoors under bark and logs.

Cigarette Beetle

Latin Name: Lasioderma sericorne

Latin Family Name: Anobiidae

Thought to be native to Egypt, where it was found in the tomb of King Tut, this beetle now is found throughout the world.

Coffee Bean Weevil

Latin Name: Araecerus fasciculatus

It is native to India but now occurs throughout the world due to commerce and movement of infested products. It is established in all tropical regions and while commonly found in North America it does not survive well outside of the stored food products.

Confused Flour Beetle

Latin Name: Tribolium confusum

Latin Family Name: Tenebrionidae

Native to Africa, and found in jars of grains placed in the tombs of Pharaohs around 2500 B.C. It now is found throughout the world, and is more of a pest in the U.S. in the cooler climates than in the warmer states.

Cowpea Weevil

Latin Name: Callosobruchus maculatus

Latin Family Name: Bruchidae

This species may be native to North America, but now is found throughout the world as a pest of stored dry legumes.

Dried Fruit Beetle

Latin Name: Carpophilus spp.

Latin Family Name: Nitidulidae

Most species in this group are native insects in North America and they are found just about everywhere there is food material for them. The family is a large and diverse one, with most species being very small, less than 1/4 inch long.

Drugstore Beetle

Latin Name: Stegobium paniceaum

Latin Family Name: Anobiidae

This beetle is found throughout the world as one of the most common and most destructive pests of food in storage. It is easily transported and spread in infested materials.

False Black Flour Beetle

Latin Name: Tribolium destructor

Latin Family Name: Tenebrionidae

Likely European in origin this beetle is found throughout the world.

Flat & Rusty Grain Beetles

Latin Name: Cryptolestes spp.

Latin Family Name: Silvanidae

These beetles are found worldwide in many kinds of stored food products, including dried fruit, grains, flours, dried mushrooms, and other vegetable-based foods. It is a scavenger that often is in association with other food pests. They may also be found outside, feeding on damaged, moldy fruits or vegetables or under the bark of dead trees.

Foreign Grain Beetle

Latin Name: Ahasverus advena

Latin Family Name: Silvanidae

This beetle occurs worldwide, and its exact origin may not be known.

Furniture Carpet Beetle

Latin Name: Anthrenus flavipes

Latin Family Name: Dermestidae

Possibly European in origin, but now found throughout the world

Granary Weevil

Latin Name: Sitophilus granarius

Latin Family Name: Curculionidae

Believed to have originated in the eastern Mediterranean region, this weevil is now worldwide in occurrence, particularly in the cooler regions of the world. In the U.S. it tends to be more common in the northern half of the country.

Hairy Fungus Beetle

Latin Name: Typhaea stercorea

Possibly a native of Europe, but now found throughout the world.

Hairy Spider Beetle

Latin Name: Ptinus villiger

Possibly European in origin but found throughout the world.

Hide Beetles

Latin Name: Dermestes spp.

Latin Family Name: Dermestidae

A number of species exist in this genus, including the common Dermestes maculatus, a species found worldwide and possibly originating in Europe or Asia.

Khapra Beetle

Latin Name: Trogoderma granarium

Latin Family Name: Dermestidae

Native to India, but now present throughout the world where aggressive eradication efforts are not made. It was first discovered in the U.S. in California in 1953, possibly present for several years before that, and at this time it still remains eradicated from North America.

Larder Beetle

Latin Name: Dermestes lardarius

Latin Family Name: Dermestidae

This beetle is found throughout the world, including in all of North America, where it is no longer found commonly as a food pest. This may be due partly to the better storage of meat products, which were often subjected to attack by this beetle.

Lesser Grain Borer

Latin Name: Rhizopertha dominica

Latin Family Name: Bostrichidae

Possibly originating in the West Indies where it is believed to have fed on trees and their roots, this beetle is now found worldwide. Most other members of the family have larvae that are wood feeders, including several that are destructive to structural wood members and furniture.

Lesser Mealworm

Latin Name: Alphitobius diaperinus

Latin Family Name: Tenebrionidae

This beetle is found throughout the world, as a minor pest of stored food products.

Merchant Grain Beetle

Latin Name: Oryzaephilus mercator

Latin Family Name: Silvanidae

Possibly unknown, as this beetle has been found worldwide for many centuries.

Minute Brown Scavenger Beetles

Latin Name: Lathridius sp.

There are many native species of these beetles in North America, and likely some non-native species found in food products.

Red Flour Beetle

Latin Name: Tribolium castaneum

Latin Family Name: Tenebrionidae

Native to the Indo-Australian region, but now found as a pest of food products throughout the world.

Red Legged Ham Beetle

Latin Name: Necrobia rufipes

Possibly native to northern Africa, as the beetles have been found in Egyptian mummies. The Red-legged Ham Beetle is now found throughout the world.

Rice Weevil

Latin Name: Sitophilus oryzae

Latin Family Name: Curculionidae

Its origin is believed to be India, but it now is one of the most important grain destroying pests in the world, and is found worldwide.

Sawtoothed Grain Beetle

Latin Name: Oryzaephilus surinamensis

Latin Family Name: Silvanidae

Possibly unknown, as this beetle has been found worldwide for many centuries.

Silken Fungus Beetles

Latin Name: Cryptophagidae

Many native species are found in North America, and likely some introduced species are associated with infestations of food products.

Varied Carpet Beetle

Latin Name: Anthrenus verbasci

Latin Family Name: Dermestidae

Not known for certain, as some literature suggests it is of European origin, while others suggest it may be native to North America, given that it is found in natural settings in the U.S. It is now found throughout the world.

Warehouse Beetle

Latin Name: Trogoderma sp.

Latin Family Name: Dermestidae

Possibly unknown, as it is worldwide in its occurrence now, and is found widely throughout the United States. A close relative, the Khapra Beetle, originated in India.

Whitemarked Spider Beetle

Latin Name: Ptinus fur

Latin Family Name: Ptinidae

Possibly unknown, as it is now found throughout the world. There are several hundred species of spider beetles, of which at least 24 species are associated with food products.

Yellow Mealworm

Latin Name: Tenebrio molitor

Latin Family Name: Tenebrionidae

Possibly European in origin, but now found throughout the world. The yellow mealworm is found in the U.S. primarily in the cooler northern states, and a related species, the Dark Mealworm, is found throughout the country.

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