Red Flour Beetle (Tribolium Castaneum)
- Adults are able to fly in warm weather.
- Each female lays 400 to 500 eggs in their life span.
- Optimum development occurs in the range of 32oC to 35oC.
- Red flour beetle has one of the highest rates of population growth for stored-product insects.
- Prefers damaged grain but will attack intact wheat kernels, feeding first on the germ and then the endosperm.