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Crop Protection :: Storage insects and their management
Drug store beetle: Stegobium paniceum

Host range: Turmeric, coriander, ginger, dry vegetable and animal matter.
Symptoms of damage

  • Circular pinhead sized bore holes, caused by grubs
Identification of the pest
  • Grub: Similar to cigarette beetle but not hairy.  
  • Adult: Reddish brown round beetle with striated elytra and clubbed antenna.
Grub Adult

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