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flour beetle

noun
1.
any of several brown darkling beetles, especially of the genus Tribolium, that infest, breed in, feed on, and often pollute flour, stored grain, and other stored produce.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • The red flour beetle adults are strong flyers and infestations may come from grain storage or food manufacturing nearby.

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