Liposcelis bostrychophila, Lepinotus patruelis
IdentificationAdult — 1/16" - 1/8 in length. Humped thorax. Fine hairs cover the body. Elytra (wing cases) have ridges with indentations. Larva — active in early stages of development. Bores into hard substances. They are able to detoxify some poisonous substances.
DescriptionWill often fly. Adults do not feed. Life cycle — 200 days at 17°C, 70 days at 28°C. Adults live for 13 to 65 days.