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Red Flour Beetle:


This is a small beetle, less than ¼ inch long, of the family Tenebrionidae. Properly cleaning food bins, grain storage areas, and tightly sealing grain containers should prevent this beetle's spread. You might notice their unpleasant odor when disturbed.

 

 

 


Photo: Peggy Greb, USDA-ARS, Bugwood.org.

http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/beetles/red_flour_beetle.htm