Plaster Beetle

Plaster Beetles

Family — Lathridiidae

Appearance

Plaster Beetle
  • About 1.5mm .

Lifecycle

  • Under favourable conditions the life cycle from egg to adult may be completed in one to three months but can take longer indoors.

Habits

  • Plaster beetles do not damage property since they feed exclusively on moulds and exist only under damp conditions conducive to mould growth.
  • May contaminate food.
  • Minor pests on damp plaster, particularly in newly–built houses. Also in mills and warehouses where they may infest damp foodstuffs.