Necrobia rufipes

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Author(s): Michael C. Thomas, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Necrobia rufipes De Geer, 1775 - (copra beetle)

The beetle is a very mobile storage pest with a world-wide distribution. For example it is important on stored copra or on stored animal and cassava products. It originates from tropical countries and cannot breed in temperate regions.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.


Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Koprakäfer
Rotbeiniger Kolbenkäfer
Rotbeiniger Schinkenkäfer
• English: copra beetle
red-legged ham beetle
• Español: escarabajo del tocino
• Français: nécrobie à pattes rouges