Beetle

beetles

Flour Beetle
Order Coleoptera

Appearance
  • Flat & rectangular shaped
  • Reddish-brown colored
  • About one-seventh inch long
  • Larvae are one-fourth inch long and are white to yellow colored
Diet
  • Feeds on a variety of foods, but most commonly grain and flour products
Habits
  • Mainly infests stored grain products
  • Small size allows them to sneak into most containers
Reproduction
  • Females lay an average of 300 to 400 eggs
  • Life cycle usually takes about seven weeks, but may last up to three months; four or five generations per year
Other Information
  • Attracted to light
  • Will run for cover if disturbed
  • Adults may live as long as three years
  • Leaves a foul odor as well as taste in the products they infest