Tenebrio molitor

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Tenebrio molitor Linnaeus - (common mealworm beetle)

This darkling beetle breeds in flour, stored grain as well as other cereal products or dried food items. It is a common pest of stores and houses around the world. In nature it can be found in dry decaying wood and birds nests.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Mehlkäfer
Mehlwurm
• English: common mealworm
mealworm
yellow mealworm
• Español: tenebrio molinero
• Français: ténébrion meunier
ver de farine

It is very easy to rear and is often used in laboratory research, as pet food or as fish bait.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.