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11. Common and scientific names of major pests in stored grain

American black flour beetle – Tribolium audax

Halstead brown house moth – Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Stainton)

Cadelle – Tenebroides mauritanicus (Linnaeus)

Cannibal mite – Cheyletus eruditus (Schrank)

Confused flour beetle – Tribolium confusum Jacquelin du Val

European black flour beetle – Tribolium madens (Charpentier)

Flat grain beetle – Cryptolestes pusillus (Schönherr)

Foreign grain beetle – Ahasverus advena (Waltl)

Glossy grain mite – Tarsonemus granarius Lindquist

Grain mite – Acarus siro Linnaeus

Granary weevil – Sitophilus granarius (Linnaeus)

Hairy spider beetle – Ptinus villiger (Reitter)

Indianmeal moth – Plodia interpunctella (Hübner)

Lesser grain borer – Rhyzopertha dominica (Fabricius)

Longhaired mite – Lepidoglyphus destructor (Schrank)

Meal moth – Pyralis farinalis Linnaeus

Maize weevil – Sitophilus zeamais (Motschalsky)

Mediterranean flour moth – Ephestia kuehniella (Zeller)

Mould mite – Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Schrank)

psocid – Lepinotus reticulatus Enderlein, Liposcelis bostrychophilus Badonnel, and other species

Red flour beetle – Tribolium castaneum (Herbst)

Rice weevil – Sitophilus oryzae (Linnaeus)

Rusty grain beetle – Cryptolestes ferrugineus (Stephens)

Sawtoothed grain beetle – Oryzaephilus surinamensis (Linnaeus)

Sigmoid fungus beetle – Cryptophagus varus Woodroffe and Coombs

Squarenosed fungus beetle – Lathridius minutus (Linnaeus)

Warty grain mite – Aeroglyphus robustus (Banks)

Whiteshouldered house moth – Endrosis sarcitrella (Linnaeus)

Yellow mealworm – Tenebrio molitor Linnaeus