Stored Product Beetles

Stored Product Beetles are our Pest of the Month for February. This month we are taking a closer look at the largest and most diverse order of insects on earth – Beetles. Stored Product Beetles are our Pest of the Month for February: All beetles belong to the order coleoptera. Coleoptera means sheath winged. From…

RAMPS UK Launch the updated 2018 RAMPS UK Code of Good Practice and new label tags for Phostoxin® and Talunex®

Label changes in the conditions relating to the use of both Phostoxin® and Talunex® for the nonagricultural control of brown rats resulted in the UK marketing companies putting a temporary suspension on the use of both products for rodent control until a clear and workable process could be agreed by all UK stakeholders. Additional label…

Killgerm Training Courses

Have you always wanted to know more about our training courses? We had a question and answer session with Dr Matthew Davies, the Head of Technical Department here at Killgerm to give you some more information. What can our Killgerm training courses offer? I think the most important thing is access to a real person…

White shouldered house moth

Name White shouldered house moth Latin Endrosis sarcitrella Stats Open wing span 10 – 23 mm Appearance Readily distinguished from other stored product moths by the covering of white scales on the head and thorax. The shining buff upper side of the forewing is speckled with dark brown.

Warehouse moth

Name Warehouse moth Latin Ephestia elutella Stats Wing span 12 – 18 mm Appearance The adult is a greyish moth with a pattern of two obscure bands across the forewings. The mature larva is 10 – 15 mm long and is creamy white with a brown head capsule and brown body markings. There are three…

Indian meal moth

Name Indian meal moth Latin Plodia interpunctella Stats Open wing span – approx. 16 mm Appearance The forewing has a broad grey band across the bronze brown wings. In common with other moth species, wing scales are readily lost and wing pattern is therefore an unreliable characteristic for identification.

Confused flour beetle

Name Confused flour beetle Latin Tribolium confusum Stats Adult beetle length 3 – 4.5 mm Appearance The shape is elongated; the antennae have a gradual five segmented club. Easily mistaken for the rust-red flour beetle, which has distinct three clubbed antennae. The cylindrical wiry larva is 4 to 5 mm long when fully grown and…

Tineola-bisselliella

Common clothes moth

Name Common clothes moth Latin Tineola bisselliella Stats Body length 6 – 8 mm. Wingspan 9 – 16 mm. Appearance The upper side of the forewings is buff, nearly golden, in colour. Both pairs of wings have fringed margins. Adults are rarely seen in flight, mostly only the males, and the females after they have…