flour beetle

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Noun1.flour beetle - an insect that infests flour and stored grainsflour beetle - an insect that infests flour and stored grains
darkling beetle, darkling groung beetle, tenebrionid - sluggish hard-bodied black terrestrial weevil whose larvae feed on e.g. decaying plant material or grain
genus Tribolium, Tribolium - flour beetles
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Susceptibility of some staple processed meals to red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
Insects, in particular, stored product insects such as biscuit beetle and rust-red flour beetle can be imported with food commodities, and wood-boring insects can be found in wooden furniture.
A continuous supply of cold dry air desiccates and freezes flour beetle larvae and adults of the confused flour beetle, Tribolium confusum Jacquelin du Val (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
Among various stored grain insect pests, khapra beetle and red flour beetle are pests of economic importance because they feed on a wide range of stored cereals and their products.
SPI that are commonly found in Malaysia include the cigarette beetle, rice weevil, sawtoothed grain beetle, and flour beetle.
The red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum Herbst) is a major cosmopolitan pest of stored cereal grains and other agricultural products.
Among the more important pests are the granary weevil, rice weevil, lesser grain borer, Angoumois grain moth, confused flour beetle and the saw-toothed grain beetle.
The red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, is a primary target of the team's research because it eats both raw and processed cereal grains.
Red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, is a worldwide serious pest of dried, stored, durable agricultural commodities, and of many value-added food products and non-food derivatives of agricultural products.
The research focuses on the broad-horned flour beetle, Gnatocerus cornutus, but the team believes the findings could apply to other species across the animal kingdom, even mammals.
Flour beetle Tribolium castaneum Herbst were collected from the stored flour in Omdurman Market, Central Sudan, and were used to maintain the laboratory conditions (30 C temperature; 70 % relative humidity in plastic troughs (21 X 28 X 9 cm).