Definition of Flour beetle
1. Noun. An insect that infests flour and stored grains.
Generic synonyms: Darkling Beetle, Darkling Groung Beetle, Tenebrionid
Group relationships: Genus Tribolium, Tribolium
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Literary usage of Flour beetle
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1. Report on the Injurious Insects and Other Animals Observed in the Midland by Walter Edward Collinge (1904)
"... flour beetle. Tribolium ferrugineum, Fabr. The life-history of a closely allied species, T. confusum, Duv., has been briefly described by Mr. FH ..."
2. The Book of Corn: A Complete Treatise Upon the Culture, Marketing and Uses edited by Herbert Myrick (1904)
"It lives on cereals of all kinds and in all conditions, either in the kernel or in the form of flour, meal or bran. Pig 78—Common drain and flour beetle ..."
3. Insects Injurious to the Household and Annoying to Man by Glenn Washington Herrick (1914)
"The confused flour-beetle (Fig. 77) has a flattened, oval body with the head and thorax, ... The confused flour-beetle occurs all over the United States, ..."
4. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"the rust-red flour-beetle (Tribolium ... the slender-horned flour-beetle ... the small-eyed flour-beetle ..."
5. Injurious Insects: How to Recognize and Control Them by Walter Collins O'Kane (1912)
"Attacks stored grains; also such manufactured products as crackers, flour, and the like. The adult can fly. The Confused flour beetle (Tri- ..."