Visual Reference Library - Insects

Stegobium paniceum (L.) (Sitodrepa panicea L.) 
Length: Approx. 2- 4 mm 
A reddish-brown beetle with fine hairs on its oval body. The head is hidden under the uniformly-domed neck shield; the wing covers are finely patterned with lines of dots; the last three antennal segments are particularly long. The larvae grow to a length of 5 mm
They have a worldwide distribution and can be more 
commonly found in warmer climates. They are similar in appearance to the Cigarette beetle, but are slightly larger. 
Their larvae are small, white grubs, and are responsible for most of the damage that this species can cause. Drugstore beetles have a tendency to feed on pharmacological 
products, including prescription drugs. The beetles and larvae are dangerous pests in the dried fruit industry. But they also infest oilseeds, dried vegetables and herbs.

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Last updated December 2016