Fungus Beetles

Fungus Beetles

Family — Cryptophagidae

Appearance

Fungus Beetles
  • About 1.5mm (Plaster beetle) and 3.5mm (Fungus beetle).

 

Lifecycle

  • Life cycle usually completed at 54 days but can live for up to 5 months in warm temperatures.

Habits

  • Fungus beetles may carry moulds from one commodity to another in damp warehouses.
  • May contaminate food.
  • Minor pests on damp plaster, particularly in newly–built houses. Also in mills and warehouses where they may infest damp foodstuffs.