Lesser Mealworm


Name: Lesser Mealworm

Scientific name: Alphitobius diaperinus

Type: Darkling beetles

Family: Insects

Color: Black

Size: 5.8-6.3 mm

Conservation status:

Resident Breeder


Insect follows Tenebrionidae family, and Coleoptera order. Size is between 5.8-6.3 mm, and has black or blackish brown colour. It is a desert insect. Antennas and body have dense short yellow hair. It is a dangerous pest for food storage, and a significant transporter of poultry diseases and parasites.

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