Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Flour Beetle

ENTFACT-135: Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Flour Beetle  |  Download PDF

Confused Flour Beetle--Tribolium confusum 
Red Flour Beetle--Tribolium castaneum 
(Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) 
by Doug Johnson, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Flour beetles, often called "bran bugs", are probably the most common stored grain insect pests in Kentucky. They are common throughout the state.