Sawtoothed Grain Beetle

(Oryzaephilus surinamensis)

The Sawtoothed Grain Beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis) is a common pest of stored grains and seeds and a common kitchen pantry pest. The adult beetle are 2.5 mm (1/10 inch) long, and the larvae are white, legless, and C-shaped grubs with a brown head capsule. They are long and flat with a brown, sometimes redding color.

The Sawtoothed Grain Beetle is one of the most commonly encountered stored product pests and is widespread within the food industry and can be found in food manufacturing, storage, and retail facilities, as well as in home pantries. It cannot attack perfectly sound grain, but can feed on slightly damaged grain.

The Sawtoothed Grain Beetle can be found feeding on cereals, dried fruit, bran, rolled oats, brown rice, walnuts, breakfast foods, macaroni, sugar candy drugs fried meats chocolate tobacco snuff It cannot attack perfectly sound grain but can feed on slightly damaged grain.

Sawtoothed Grain Beetle
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