FOOD INSECTS

Drugstore Beetle

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Description:


The drugstore beetle is almost 3 mm long, oval in shape, with a reddish-brown to brown colour. The distinctive sign of anobiids, the head and thorax are tilted downwards, so that one hardly sees his head.

Food:


The drugstore beetle feed on various foods such as spices, drugs, bread, flour, etc.

Habits:

The drugstore beetle enters our homes with infested food products like those listed above, but not limited to, and can come from outside through doors and windows overnight.

Reproduction:

The female reproduces at temperatures ranging between 15 °C and 34 °C and at a relative humidity of 35%. The female will lay almost 100 eggs during her 25 to 30 days of adult life.