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Flour Beetle

Flour Beetles refers to a group of 70 Wood Boring Beetles. Their larvae is white and C shaped. There are two varieties of Powder Post Beetles that are of concern in Ontario.

Flour beetles are considered pests of cereal silos. Due to their tolerance of radiation and pesticides, they are a good candidates for laboratory purposes.

Flour beetles consume wheat and other grains. They can survive in very dry environments.

The fully grownlarvae is known as mealworms.

Areas of infestation are treated with Dragnet FT after they have been emptied and cleaned.

An adult Flour Beetle in the Flour.
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