darkling beetle


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  • noun

Synonyms for darkling beetle

sluggish hard-bodied black terrestrial weevil whose larvae feed on e

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Specifically designed for control of darkling beetles in long grow out poultry operations
Credo SC utilizes a class of chemistry new to darkling beetle control, developed by Bayer Animal Health and specifically formulated for use in poultry houses.
Recent testing showed that Kifco's system is also an effective method to dispense disinfectant foam in a poultry house, and could be used to kill insects such as the darkling beetle.
He has 2,000 large darkling beetles crawling around in containers in his living room and a refrigerator full of caterpillars.
A number of species of darkling beetles infest stored food; the yellow mealworm, larger than most stored-food insects, is cultured in large numbers as food for animals in zoos and the pet trade.
Dominance by the darkling beetles is attributed largely to their capability of utilizing the burrows of rodents, especially those of the locally common Merriam's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami Mearns).