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Lasioderma serricorne
(Anobiidae)

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Lasioderma serricorne is a small (~1/10 inch) brown beetle.  Lasioderma serricorne can be a serious pest of herbaria, attacking plant specimens and their labelling. 


Species description or overview

Lasioderma serricorne information from Wikipedia
Cigarette or tobacco beetle images and information on taxonomy, biology, and control measures are in the Wikipedia article.

Cigarette and drugstore beetles View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Impacts, biology, and management of cigarette and drugstore beetles are from Cornell University's Insect Diagnostic Laboratory (updated 2008).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

Lasioderma serricorne information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Lasioderma serricorne, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.


Pest alerts

Nothing is perfect: Biodegradable packing material as food and transportation for a museum pest, Lasioderma serricorne (F.) (Coleoptera: Anobiidae)
References and citation for an article on transport of a beetle pest in packing material (subscription required for article, The Coleopterists Bulletin, 2010).

Cigarette beetle pest alert View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Images, identification, biology, and control information for the cigarette beetle are from MuseumPests.net.


Impacts

Cigarette and drugstore beetles View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Impacts, biology, and management of cigarette and drugstore beetles are from Cornell University's Insect Diagnostic Laboratory (updated 2008).


Dispersal and pathways

Nothing is perfect: Biodegradable packing material as food and transportation for a museum pest, Lasioderma serricorne (F.) (Coleoptera: Anobiidae)
References and citation for an article on transport of a beetle pest in packing material (subscription required for article, The Coleopterists Bulletin, 2010).


Control methods

Lasioderma serricorne information from Wikipedia
Cigarette or tobacco beetle images and information on taxonomy, biology, and control measures are in the Wikipedia article.

Cigarette and drugstore beetles View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Impacts, biology, and management of cigarette and drugstore beetles are from Cornell University's Insect Diagnostic Laboratory (updated 2008).


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