Survey on the Incidence of Cigarette Beetle Lasioderma Serricorne F. In Stored Turmeric


  • K. Ravi Kumar Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture,PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, Telangana
  • C. Narendra Reddy Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture,PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, Telangana



Turmeric, Lasioderma serricorne, Stegobium paniceum, Tribolium castaneum, Rhyzoperthadominica, Oryzaephilus surinamensis, Survey, Storage Pest, Rhizomes, Fingers, Incidence


A survey was conducted to evaluate the incidence of cigarette beetle Lasioderma serricorne F. in three districts of Telangana state viz., Nizamabad, Ranga Reddy and Warangal. The survey was conducted twice- July and October 2014. These surveys revealed the prevalence of five species in stored turmeric viz., cigarette beetle Lasioderma serricorne F., drug store beetle Stegobium paniceum L., red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum Herbst, lesser grain borer Rhyzopertha dominica F. and saw-toothed grain beetle Oryzaephilus surinamensis L. Among these, L. serricorne was found to be the most dominant in all the three districts, with maximum infestation being observed in Ranga Reddy district.


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Kumar, K. R. ., & Reddy, C. N. . (2022). Survey on the Incidence of Cigarette Beetle <i>Lasioderma Serricorne</i> F. In Stored Turmeric. Indian Journal of Entomology, 84(2), 435–436.



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