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Morphometric Analysis of Instar Variation in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

External Surface Disinfection of the Lesser Mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Spatial Analysis of Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in Broiler Production Facilities

Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) Susceptibility to Cunila angustifolia Essential Oil

Genetic Structure of Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) Populations in Mills

A Culture Method for Darkling Beetles, Blapstinus spp. (Coleoptera:Tenebrionidae)

Taxonomy, Phylogeny, and Biogeography of a Species-Group of West-Mediterranean Tentyria (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Adaptation of the Egg of the Desert Beetle, Microdera punctipennis (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), to Arid Environment

Reservoir Competence of Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) for Escherichia coli (Eubacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae)

Limited Transmission of Turkey Coronavirus in Young Turkeys by Adult Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Reservoir Competence of Lesser Mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) for Campylobacter jejuni (Campylobacterales: Campylobacteraceae)

Life and Fertility Tables of Trichospilus diatraeae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) with Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) Pupae

Pheromone Production by Male Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) Is Influenced by Diet Quality

Field Assessments of Control Agents for Lesser Mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) Using Litter Sampling

Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) Associated With Rice Mills: Fumigation Efficacy and Population Rebound

Evaluation of Synergized Pyrethrin Aerosol for Control of Tribolium castaneum and Tribolium confusum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Effect of Abiotic Factors on Initiation of Red Flour Beetle (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) Flight


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; subclass Pterygota, order Coleoptera)

Family of beetles which occur as adults in a great variety of sizes and shapes. Many are flightless, with vestigial wings, and fused elytra, which are usually brown to black. They are adapted to living in very dry conditions; some are highly specialized desert species. A number contain blistering chemicals which they spray on attackers. Larvae are long and cylindrical, the body covered with toughened plates. Several are pests of stored products (e.g. the larvae of Tenebrio molitor (mealworms) which feed on flour). There are 15 000 species.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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