Mealworm

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Mealworm

 

the larva of the beetle Tenebrio molitor of the family Tenebrionidae. It damages flour, grain, bran, bread, rusks, pasta, and other products. It sometimes spoils entomological collections. The cosmopolitan, nocturnal beetle appears in late spring. It reproduces in the cellars of warehouses, in mills, and in pasta and confectionery factories. Usually one generation develops per year. The larval phase lasts between 280 and 600 days

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Tenebrio molitor Linnaeus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), a new alternative host to rear the pupae parasitoid Palmistichus elaeisis Delvare & Lasalle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae).
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Developmental rate (in days) of Tribolium castanaeum (30[degrees]C) and Tenebrio molitor (22[degrees]C).
Effect of feeding on three Eucalyptus species on the development of Brontocoris tabidus (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) fed with Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
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Tenebrio molitor Linnaeus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), a new alternative host to rear the pupal parasitoid Palmistichus elaeisis Delvare and LaSalle (Hymenoptera: Eulo phidae).