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cigarette beetle

cigarette beetle

The cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne) is a significant pest of a variety of stored products, ranging from tobacco (hence its name) to dried fish. Researchers in Japan have found that UV light is the most attractive form of light to lure the cigarette beetle and its cousin, the drugstore beetle (Stegobium paniceum). (Photo credit: Brian Little, The University of Georgia, Bugwood.org)

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