Trogoderma variabile

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.

Image used under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia license. Attribute: Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker, Museum Victoria

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Common NamesWarehouse Beetle
Preservation OptionAlcohol


Specimens sold in alcohol are sent in clear, archival-quality glass vials with poly-seal caps to prevent evaporation. They are sent with alcohol-proof, typed specimen data labels.

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