The Cigarette beetle has wings covered in small hairs whereas the Drugstore beetle’s wings have rows of punctations. Any slightly damaged grains allow access for both the adults and the larvae to feed on the grain germ (embryo part of the seed) and on occasion they can also feed on the endosperm. The Pro Pest Pantry Moth and Beetle Trap is a ready to use, pesticide-free trap that uses a pheromone scented glue board to trap Grain beetles. The nymphs and adults of this beneficial insect prey on eggs, larvae, and pupae of many species of grain insects, such as the red and confused flour beetle, Indian […] The bean weevils are not true weevils; they are members of the closely related bean weevil family. Grain beetles may have invaded your home by being inadvertently pre-packaged at commercial food packing facilities which they invade to feast on grains. The list includes: foreign grain beetles, red flour beetles, confused flour beetle, rice weevils, granary weevils, sawtoothed grain beetles, merchant grain beetles, shiny spider beetles and American spider beetles. Weaver, D. 2004. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. You’re looking for contaminated items that have Adult Grain Beetles and Larvae Grain Beetles. Foreign grain beetle Ahasverus advena (Waltl) Classification. The number of different types of insects that will invade grains, flours and other foodstuffs stored in your home is truly dizzying. The last 3 antennal segments of the red flour beetle are abruptly larger, whereas they gradually increase in size in the confused flour beetle. Larvae are very small and are whitish to yellow in colour. Or, even worse, flying around in your kitchen? Detailed information about the use of cookies on this website and how you can manage or withdraw your consent at any time can be found in our Privacy Statement. Other species, such as the merchant grain beetle, prefer foods with higher oil content, such as oatmeal, bran, and brown rice, in addition to processed cereals, seeds, and dried fruit. The eggs are difficult to see with the naked eye. Secondary pest; Fungus feeder Order: Coleoptera Family: Silvanidae Acronym: AAD. Distributed globally the rust-red grain beetle is an important pest of grain in the UK as it is able to overwinter in unheated buildings and stores and will also infest and damage stocks of nuts, oilseeds and dried fruit. Many a housekeeper has been dismayed to find a good supply of beans ruined by this insect. Novacide comes in an aerosol spray. The antennae are relatively long, sometimes as long as the body. However, grain beetles can lay up to 300 eggs every year, with larvae then taking two months to develop into adults. Grain beetle larvae are small white grub-like bugs that are found inside food items and actively eating and contaminating these items. This destructive insect is a serious pest of dried plant material. Single eggs are laid in the crevices of individual grains and the emerging larvae burrow into the grain to start feeding. Females lay between 200 – 400 eggs on grain surface. Grain beetle larvae are the most damaging phase of the Grain Beetles life cycle because they like to burrow into softer packaging like cardboard to infest food items. They can build up to high numbers in stored grain. Remember to read all product labels and follow the application instructions on these labels and stay safe by wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). Get all the latest information on Solutions products,deals, and events. Product was successfully added to your shopping cart. They both have a flat reddish brown body and are 1 inches long with an antenna that is roughly the same size as their body. Rust-red grain beetle adult ©Nigel Cattlin/FLPA.