TNAU Agritech Portal
Home | About Us | Success Stories | Farmers Association | Farmers' Innovation | Publications | Contact
Crop Protection :: Storage insects and their management
Long headed flour beetle: Latheticus oryzae

Host range: Cereal flours, packaged food, rice and rice products, grains with excessive dust, dockage and broken grains with high moisture contents preferred.

Symptom of damage: Both grubs and adults feed. 

Identification of the pest:

Egg - White, smooth, cylindrical eggs at random in grain and seams of the bags. 
Grub - Active grub feeds voraciously. 
Pupa- Pupa is naked. 
Adult- Light brown with elongated body, resembles Tribolium sp. Antennae shorter than head, 11 segmented with 5 clubbed apical segments.

Grub Adult

Home | About Us | Success Stories | Farmers Association| Farmers' Innovation | Publications | Contact Us | Disclaimer

© 2015 TNAU. All Rights Reserved.