The Tobacco beetle is almost 3 mm long, oval in shape, with a light brown colour. The distinctive sign of anobiids, the head and thorax are tilted downwards, so that one hardly sees his head.
The Tobacco beetle feeds on various foods such as dry dog food, paprika, tobacco products, seeds, spices, drugs, grain products, etc.
Tobacco beetle enters our homes through infested food products like those listed above, but are not limited to them and can come from outside through doors and windows in the late afternoon and/or during cloudy days.
The female lays 30 to 40 eggs on or near a food source suitable for the larva (see feeding) or in a slit near the food source.