Scientific Name: Oryzaephilus mercator (Fauvel)
Shape: Narrow oval
Merchant grain beetles are typically not found in grain products,
but instead like to attack cereals, cake mixes, macaroni, cookies
and chocolate. Merchant grain beetles are dark brown and have six
saw-like teeth on each side of their bodies. They can grow to be
one-eighth of an inch long and have very flat bodies. Merchant Grain
Beetles can be found in All 50 States.
The merchant grain beetle's body shape allows it to crawl into packaging
to eat, live and have babies.
Merchant grain beetles are found in pantries or in food processing
areas or warehouses.
Merchant grain beetles can infest stored food products and can contaminate
Discard infested packages. Clean spilled grain and food sources.