Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma Serricorne)
- Adults are able to fly well.
- Females lay 30 - 40 eggs over a 1-month lifespan.
- Optimum development takes place around 32°C at a relative humidity of 70% where the life cycle can be completed in 26 days.
- Larvae chew holes and burrow into food commodity.
- Larvae shed cocoons that contaminate food which can cause allergic reactions.