General Description

Body straight along the sides and red-brown with lines along the wing cases (elytra). Head is tucked under body and not visible from above. Antennae have three enlarged segments at the tips. Larva: small and white. Body up to 4 mm long.


Drugstore Beetles are common pantry pests; the larvae attack a wide range of stored food items. The adult beetles do not feed.


Worldwide. Eastern Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Urban areas.

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