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Photo#43280
Beetle - Lasioderma serricorne

Beetle - Lasioderma serricorne
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
February 16, 2006
Size: 2.5 mm. (curled position)
I believe this is a Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne). A number were found in home, traced to old box of pancake mix. Confirmation would be appreciated.

pancake mix
I work with Tribolium beetles which also live in stored grain product. I've had people give me three separate pancake mixes with Lasioderma. I wonder why they like it so much????

ID confirmed!
cheers, Boris

Beetle ID, mis-spelled name
Thanks Jim,
I entered "Cigarette Beetle" in Google, and as luck would have it, I used the entry at the top of the page which is only one with the mis-spelled scientific name!
Gayle

 
Fixed
I fixed spelling on both pages.

Not Lasioderna; LasioderMa
Although Lasioderna does yield one Web image :-)

Excellent presentation, btw!

And personally, I prefer nuts and/or fruit in my pancakes!

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