Entomology

University of Wyoming Extension

Insects in the Home

Red Flour Beetle

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.

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Scott Schell

Room #9, Agriculture Bldg.

Phone: (307) 766-2508

Email: insectid@uwyo.edu

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