Red flour beetles are about 3 mm long and reddish brown in color. It has 6 small legs and two small antennas, which grow towards the end. This beetle is equipped with crushing jaws.
The female beetle can lay between 300 and 400 eggs during her lifespan which will last about three years. The eggs hatch after 5-12 days of laying the eggs and the larvae may undergo up to 12 molts before reaching the pupa stage. After 8 days, the adult beetle emerges from the pupa.
These beetles normally live in cereal products, dried fruits, spices and other similar products. They are therefore often found in foods in bulk.
Red flour beetles are very common and destructive pests in food warehouses, grocery stores, houses and any facility that stores dry food.
Stored flour grayish in color that turns moldy quickly is indicative that there is an infestation of Red Flour beetles. Also, this parasite can leave holes in food containers and packaging.
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