Confused Flour Beetle

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Types of Pests
Confused Flour Beetle
confused flour beetle

Confused Flour Beetle (Tribolium Confusum)


  • Adults are unable to fly.
  • Females lay around 200-500 eggs loosely in food over a 6-12 month lifespan.
  • Optimum development occurs in the range of 32oC to 35oC at a relative humidity of 70%.
  • They have one of the highest population growth rates for stored product insects.
  • They cannot feed on whole, undamaged grain. Often found in large numbers in infested grains, feeding on broken grain, grain dust.