Eggs are laid in stored food products and any animal or plant-based products including cake mix, candy, cereals, chocolate, cookies, corn, dog food, pasta, oats, peas, potato chips, dried fruit, rice, spices where they infest and ruin food. Hastasetae (arrow-shaped hairs) on the larvae can irritate throat if consumed accidentally from contaminated food.
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|Common Names||Warehouse Beetle|