Submitted by Nigel Downes on Tue, 27/02/2018 - 18:44

I had beetles hatch out in my house in October, attracted to light, I though initially they were furniture beetles but I didn't find enough burrows to correspond with the quantity seen. I have now found  ~ 50 dead and alive in a packet of Gardman Swan & Duck Food. The pellets of food now have holes where the beetles have emerged, the pellets contain, 'poultry meat, meat and bone meal, wheat, wheetfeed, soya, maize, fish meal and soya oil'. The beetles look similar to the images of the Rust-red Flour Beetles featuring on the website but the thorax doesn't seem quite right. Is there any other species they could be?


Submitted by Nigel Downes on Sat, 10/03/2018 - 19:56


Thank you for identification. I am sure he is correct. there are lots, and very active as per info on internet.
I will contact Graham via facebook