The tobacco beetle (Lasioderma serricorne) is a troublesome warehouse pest. Also known as the cigar or cigarette beetle, it can be found in temperate and tropical regions all over the world. The beetle likes to live in dried tobacco including in leaves, cigars, cigarettes or chewing tobacco. 

But do not let the name fool you. The tobacco beetle causes damage to a variety of stored products. These include cereal, dates, dried fish, ginger, grain, pepper, pharmaceuticals, raisins and seeds.

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Tobacco beetle larva covered with frass. (Photo Credit: John Obermeyer)
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Figure 2.  Eggs of the tobacco beetle, Lasioderma serricorne (F.)