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drugstore beetle

Scientific Name
Stegobium paniceum
Scientific Author
(Linnaeus, 1761)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Anobiidae: Anobiinae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

Adult cylindrical, body length 2.25 to 3.5 mm; body colour uniform brown to reddish brown; longitudinal rows of fine hairs on the elytra.

Similar to cigarette beetle Lasioderma serricorne but can be separated by:

- antennae of the cigarette beetle are serrated, and not serrated on drugstore beetle which ends in a 3-segmented club;

- elytra of drugstore beetle with longitudinal rows of pits giving a striated appearance; elytra of cigarette beetle are smooth.

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
23/03/2007 10:36 AEST
Last Updated
25/01/2008 11:44 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) drugstore beetle (Stegobium paniceum) Updated on 1/25/2008 11:44:12 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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