flour beetle


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Synonyms for flour beetle

an insect that infests flour and stored grains

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Susceptibility of last instar red flour beetle and confused flour beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) to hydroprene.
Greater stress caused by high temperature has a negative impact on flour beetle immune systems (Mahroof et al.
1983) (4R,8R)-(-)-4,8 Dimethyldecanal; the natural aggregation pheromone of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
Better control of red flour beetles and other costly, stored-product insect pests could be on hand, thanks to a new pitfall trap designed by Agricultural Research Service scientists.
Insecticidal properties of several monoterpenoids to the house fly (Diptera: Muscidae), red flour beetle (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), and southern corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
Insect collection and standardization : Adults of the red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum) were collected from grain markets of Multan and Faisalabad and were designated as ML and FD strains, respectively.
The broad-horned flour beetle is a well-known pest that feeds on flour and grains, such as porridge and semolina.
It was evident from the present results that Sonchus oleraceus , Ageratum conyzoides and Ambrosia maritima are potential sources of botanical insecticides against flour beetle Tribolium castaneum.
WASHINGTON -- Placing two species of flour beetle in the same jar of flour needn't always result in one species driving the other to extinction, as ecologists have thought.
By screening a wide variety of organisms, including protozoa and insects, they discovered that a gene from the red flour beetle could produce telomerase in large amounts and in a stable form.
Most of us hate to find the red flour beetle living happily in the flour sack in our pantries, but for several scientists at Kansas State University, Manhattan, and many others throughout the world, this pest of stored grain and grain products is the best organism for studying genetics.
Did you know that the male flour beetle is the only animal which can mate and impregnate a female he has never met?
Insects such as the lesser grain borer, the red flour beetle, and the rusty grain beetle not only devour vast amounts of stored grain, but add insult to injury by defecating on the kernels, triggering the growth of fungi and molds such as Fusarium and Aspergillus.
The red flour beetle can be a pest in massive grain elevators or in the sack of flour in your kitchen.
If one places individuals from two different species of flour beetle into a large jar of flour, one species will eventually take over the jar.