Explanation of Names
Lasioderma serricorne (Fabricius 1792)
Following combination will separate L. serricorne from other species of the genus: Body entirely reddish, hairs on pronotum recumbent, not distinctly parted in middle, elytra with some hairs longer and more erect, anterior tibiae widened to the end.
Cosmopolitan but characteristically more subtropical/tropical than temperate(1)
; probably originates from Africa
Dry plant matter of any sort, including spices and tobacco
Earliest record in our area: USA 1886(2)
Considered a serious pest of stored tobacco.
Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum), a superficially common storage pest, has 3 apical antennomeres enlarged and striate elytra