Common Insect Pests of Stored Food Products
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Common Insect Pests of Stored Food Products

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Published by British Museum of Natural .
Written in English


  • Food manufacturing & related industries,
  • Insects (entomology),
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Agricultural Entomology

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7853146M
ISBN 100565010654
ISBN 109780565010652

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Pest status: Important pest of stored tobacco and various other dried herbs and spices, as well as many other stored products such as dried fruits and nuts, cereals, oilcakes, flour, bone meal, dried flowers, etc. Damage/injury: Tobacco is the preferred food of cigarette beetles, which gives them their common Size: 1MB. Of the vast numbers of insect species known, relatively few have become pests of stored food products. But such as have been able to adapt themselves to the ecological conditions of food stores, take advantage of the almost unlimited food supply to become serious pests. Trouble from these pests is especially prevalent now when much food is being stored both on a whole-sale Cited by: 5. Special features. High quality color photographs for species of stored product insects. Common names and synonyms for insect and mite species. Suitability of commodities as food for 84 stored product insect species. Summari infestation records for commodities reported in the literature. THE British Museum (Natural History) has recently issued, a useful illustrated pamphlet (Economic Series No. 15) entitled “Common Insect Pests of Stored Food Products”. Every year many inquiries relating to pests of this kind are received by the Museum.

Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella, is one of the most common indoor pests submitted to county Extension offices. This insect is readily identified by its two-toned (tan and copper colored) wing pattern. This insect feeds on dried fruits, nuts, chocolate, powdered milk, bird seed, dog food, and a variety of grain products. Many grain pests preferentially eat out grain embryos, thereby reducing the protein content of feed grain and lowering the percentage of seeds which germinate. Some important stored grain pests include the lesser grain borer, rice weevil and rust red flour beetle. Typical household bugs can vary greatly depending on where you live, but some of the most common house pests include ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, and flies, not to mention rodents. To determine what kind of pests you are dealing with, we recommend using our bug identifier above, as well as hiring a pest control. Insect infestations in grains and other stored food and fibre products cause annual losses worth many millions of dollars worldwide. This illustrated guide enables specialists and non-specialists to distinguish the major pests of durable stored products found throughout the world. It describes how to identify each pest group or species and summarises the latest information on their Cited by:

ornamental corn, dried flowers, garden seeds, potpourri, and rodent baits. Stored food insects are most likely to infest products that have been opened but are also capable of penetrating unopened paper, thin cardboard, and plastic, foil, or cellophane-wrapped Size: KB. oped this companion book, Stored Product Protection, which is available online as well as in print. The food products. It begins with biology and ecology of insects, molds, and vertebrates in storage systems. Insect pests in stored products. Chapman and Hall Ltd., Lon-don. Hinton, H.E. A Monograph of the Beetles. Flour moths are moths that infest processed grain products. They are some of the most common pantry pests in Missouri. Adult moths with a wingspan of about 3/4 inch are seen flying around infested areas. Damage to stored food products is done by the caterpillars, which reach a length of about 1/2 inch. With more grain being stored on-farm growers need to identify pests early and monitor – at the very least – monthly. Regular inspection by sieving grain from the top and bottom of silos will provide an early warning of insects present. The following flow chart provides a useful guide for grain pest identification. Source: DeeDI, QLD Yes WeevilFile Size: 2MB.