Cadelle


Also found in: Dictionary.

Cadelle

 

(Tenebrioides mauritanicus), a beetle of the family Tenebrionidae. Length, up to 11 mm. The beetles have dark brown backs and rusty yellow abdomens. The larvae reach 20 mm in length and are flattened in shape and dirty white in color.

The cadelle is found in countries with warm climates and inhabits the southern regions of the USSR. It lives in mills, grits and bread-baking plants, and granaries; in the wild it is found under the bark of old and dead trees. The beetles and larvae damage flour, grits, grain, and confectionery goods. They do some good by eating the larvae and pupae of harmful insects. Cadelles can gnaw through the silk screens of crop sowings and destroy the wooden parts of dwellings and implements. Control measures against grain pests are followed for the cadelle.

References in periodicals archive ?
Blonde Adele - a Simone lookalike - first caught Warne's eye in August while working at her designer goods shop Cadelle Leather opposite the office of the Shane Warne Foundation in Brighton, near Melbourne.
D18337_1 WEIGH-IN: Putting their weight behind the appeal are (front, from left) Sarah Rouse, Cadelle Tatlow and Sharon Bampton; and (back) Terry Duffy, Jenni Thompson, Bobbie Owen, Rick French, Jane McGaffney, Nick Bampton, Hugh McGaffney and John Rouse.