Definition of cigarette beetle in English:

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cigarette beetle


A small reddish beetle that infests tobacco and other stored products. Also called tobacco beetle.
  • Lasioderma serricorne, family Anobiidae.
Example sentences
  • The cigarette beetle feeds on a variety of stored products such as paprika, chilli, and dried dog food.
  • The cigarette beetle has also been recorded attacking leather, furniture stuffing, and bookbinders paste.
  • Adult cigarette beetles are yellowish- to reddish-brown, oval-shaped, and about 1/10 inch long.

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