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DARKLING BEETLES

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Showing 10 types of DARKLING BEETLES

American Black Flour Beetle

Latin Name: Tribolium audax

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

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.

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.

Desert stink beetle

Latin Name: Eleodes sp.

These are native species in North America.

False Black Flour Beetle

Latin Name: Tribolium destructor

Latin Family Name: Tenebrionidae

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

Fungus darkling beetle

Latin Name: Blapstinus sp.

There are about 30 native species of these beetles in North America.

Ironclad beetle

Latin Name: Zopherus sp.

A native insect in North America.

Litter Beetle Or 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.

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.

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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