Necrobia (genus)

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Necrobia Olivier, 1795

The genus Necrobia contains around 10 species and belongs to the family Cleridae. Three species have a world-wide distribution and are known as storage pests that infest stored meat like ham, and other stored animal or cassava products. The adults are 3-6 mm long with a bluish metallic colouration, but in Necrobia ruficollis the pronotum and base of the elytra is reddish brown. The copra beetle, Necrobia rufipes, is the most important member.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: