Flat Grain Beetle

Flat Grain Beetle

Cryptolestes ferrugineus

Appearance

Flat Grain Beetle

  • Adult — About 2.5mm in length. Flattened body with very long antennae. Light red to dark reddish brown.
  • Larva — yellowish–white. 0.5mm long growing to 4mm when mature.

Lifecycle

  • Prefers warm damp conditions. 69–103 days at 21°C, 26 days at 38°C.

Habits

  • Adults are winged but rarely fly.
  • Feeds on cereals, dates, dried fruits and other commodities.