Last modified: Nov. 15, 2022, 4:58 p.m.
Originally from India, this species was first found in Europe in about 1877. Nowadays it is a widespread, but local and rather rare species in Belgium. It is often a pest of stored products, especially in flour mills and large bakeries.
The adults have been observed from April till October and are most often found indoors were they can be found year round.
The larva feed on stored products such as grain, rice, nuts, flour etc..., but also on dead insects.