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Lasioderma serricorne
(cigarette beetle)

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Lasioderma serricorne (cigarette beetle)

Summary

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  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Lasioderma serricorne
  • Preferred Common Name
  • cigarette beetle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Lateral view of L. serricorne adult (museum set specimen).
TitleAdult
CaptionLateral view of L. serricorne adult (museum set specimen).
Copyright©Georg Goergen/IITA Insect Museum, Cotonou, Benin
Lateral view of L. serricorne adult (museum set specimen).
AdultLateral view of L. serricorne adult (museum set specimen).©Georg Goergen/IITA Insect Museum, Cotonou, Benin
Adult stoutly oval, 2-2.5 mm long,  elytra smooth with very short hairs but without striae, antennae about half as long as body.
TitleAdult - line drawing
CaptionAdult stoutly oval, 2-2.5 mm long, elytra smooth with very short hairs but without striae, antennae about half as long as body.
CopyrightNRI/MAFF
Adult stoutly oval, 2-2.5 mm long,  elytra smooth with very short hairs but without striae, antennae about half as long as body.
Adult - line drawingAdult stoutly oval, 2-2.5 mm long, elytra smooth with very short hairs but without striae, antennae about half as long as body. NRI/MAFF
L. serricorne on stored rice grains. When disturbed the adult conceals its head under the large pronotum.
TitleAdult on rice grains
CaptionL. serricorne on stored rice grains. When disturbed the adult conceals its head under the large pronotum.
Copyright©James Litsinger
L. serricorne on stored rice grains. When disturbed the adult conceals its head under the large pronotum.
Adult on rice grainsL. serricorne on stored rice grains. When disturbed the adult conceals its head under the large pronotum.©James Litsinger

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Lasioderma serricorne Fabricius

Preferred Common Name

  • cigarette beetle

Other Scientific Names

  • Lasioderma testaceum (Duftschmid)
  • Ptinus serricorne Fabricius
  • Xyletinus serricorne Fabricius

International Common Names

  • English: beetle, cigarette; beetle, tobacco; tobacco beetle; towbug
  • Spanish: carcoma del tabaco; carcoma del tabaco almacenado; cascarudo cigarrero; coleóptero perforador del tabaco; escarabajo serricorne; gorgojo del tabaco
  • French: coleoptere des cigarettes; lasioderme du tabac; vrillette du tabac
  • Portuguese: besourinho do fumo; caruncho do fumo

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Kaefer, Kleiner Tabak-; Kaefer, Zigaretten-; Kaefer, Zigarren-
  • Israel: nakushit hatabak
  • Italy: Xiletino
  • Netherlands: Tabaks kevertje; Tabakstorretje
  • Norway: tobakkbille
  • Turkey: tatli kurt

EPPO code

  • LASDSE (Lasioderma serricorne)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Anobiidae
  •                             Genus: Lasioderma
  •                                 Species: Lasioderma serricorne

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AlgeriaPresent
AngolaPresent
Cabo VerdePresent
EgyptPresent, Widespread
EswatiniPresent, Widespread
EthiopiaPresent
GhanaPresent, Widespread
MalawiPresent, Widespread
NigeriaPresent, Widespread
Sierra LeonePresent, Widespread
SomaliaPresent
TanzaniaPresent
ZimbabwePresent

Asia

BangladeshPresent
ChinaPresent
Hong KongPresent
IndiaPresent, Widespread
-Andhra PradeshPresent
-KarnatakaPresent
-KeralaPresent
-Uttar PradeshPresent
-West BengalPresent
IndonesiaPresent
-JavaPresent
-SumatraPresent
IsraelPresent
JapanPresent
MalaysiaPresent
MyanmarPresent, Widespread
PakistanPresent
PhilippinesPresent
Saudi ArabiaPresent
SingaporePresent, Widespread
South KoreaPresent
Sri LankaPresent, Widespread
TaiwanPresent
ThailandPresent
TurkeyPresent
YemenPresent

Europe

BelgiumPresent
CyprusPresent
FrancePresent
GermanyPresent
GreecePresent, Widespread
ItalyPresent
-SardiniaPresent
PortugalPresent
Serbia and MontenegroPresent
SpainPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-Canary IslandsPresent

North America

GrenadaPresent
GuatemalaPresent
JamaicaPresent, Widespread
MexicoPresent
Puerto RicoPresent
Trinidad and TobagoPresent
United StatesPresent, Widespread
-CaliforniaPresent
-HawaiiPresent
-North CarolinaPresent
-VirginiaPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresent
-New South WalesPresent
-QueenslandPresent
Papua New GuineaPresent

South America

ArgentinaPresent, Widespread
BrazilPresent
-Rio de JaneiroPresent
GuyanaPresent
PeruPresent, Widespread
VenezuelaPresent, Widespread

Habitat List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

Growth Stages

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Post-harvest

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Leaves / internal feeding
Leaves / internal feeding
Roots / internal feeding
Seeds / internal feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Acaropsellina docta Predator
Acaropsellina sollers Predator
Anisopteromalus calandrae Parasite
Bacillus cereus Pathogen
Cephalonomia gallicola Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Cheyletus spp. Predator Arthropods|Larvae; Arthropods|Pupae
Chortoglyphus gracilipes Predator Arthropods|Larvae; Arthropods|Pupae
Israelius carthami Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Lariophagus distinguendus Parasite
Lyctocoris campestris Predator
Parasierola gestroi Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Perisierola gestroi Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Pteromalus cerealellae Parasite
Pyemotes tritici Parasite
Tenebroides mauritanicus Predator Arthropods|Larvae; Arthropods|Pupae
Thaneroclerus buquet
Thaneroclerus buqueti Predator Arthropods|Larvae; Arthropods|Pupae
Tillus notatus Predator
Tribolium castaneum Predator
Xylocoris flavipes Predator
Xylocoris galactinus Predator

Pathway Vectors

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VectorNotesLong DistanceLocalReferences
Land vehiclesTransported in national and international grain trade Yes

Plant Trade

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Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transportPest stagesBorne internallyBorne externallyVisibility of pest or symptoms
Leaves arthropods/adults; arthropods/eggs; arthropods/larvae; arthropods/pupae Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Roots arthropods/adults; arthropods/eggs; arthropods/larvae; arthropods/pupae Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
True seeds (inc. grain) arthropods/adults; arthropods/eggs; arthropods/larvae; arthropods/pupae Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Wood arthropods/adults; arthropods/eggs; arthropods/larvae; arthropods/pupae Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Plant parts not known to carry the pest in trade/transport
Bark
Bulbs/Tubers/Corms/Rhizomes
Flowers/Inflorescences/Cones/Calyx
Fruits (inc. pods)
Growing medium accompanying plants
Seedlings/Micropropagated plants
Stems (above ground)/Shoots/Trunks/Branches

References

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1989. Suggested recommendations for the fumigation of grain in the ASEAN region. Part 1: principles and general practice. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; ASEAN Food Handling Bureau, viii + 131 pp.

Aitken AD, 1975. Insect travellers. Volume I. Coleoptera. Technical Bulletin, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, No. 31, 191 pp.

APPPC, 1987. Insect pests of economic significance affecting major crops of the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. Technical Document No. 135. Bangkok, Thailand: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific region (RAPA).

AVA, 2001. Diagnostic records of the Plant Health Diagnostic Services, Plant Health Centre, Agri-food & Veterinary Authority, Singapore.

Buchelos CT; Papadopoulou SC, 1999. Evaluation of the effectiveness of a new pheromonic trap for monitoring Lasioderma serricorne (F.) in tobacco stores. Anzeiger fu^umlaut~r Scha^umlaut~dlingskunde, 72(4):92-94; 9 ref.

Carvalho MO; Santos F; Mexia A; Torres L, 2006. Use of pheromone traps to assess Lasioderma serricorne (F.) (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) infestation in a cigarette factory on the Cape Verde islands. African Entomology, 14(2):307-315. http://journals.sabinet.co.za/essa

FAO, 1994. Grain Storage Techniques - Evolution and Trends in Developing Countries. Agricultural Services Bulletin No. 109. Rome, Italy: FAO.

Gorham JR ed, 1991. Insect and Mite Pests in Food. An Illustrated key. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agriculture Handbook Number 655. Vols I and II. Washington, DC, USA: Government Printing Office.

Gredilha R; Carvalho AR; Lima AF; Mello RP, 2006. Parasitism of Anisopteromalus calandrae Howard, 1881 (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) on immature stages of Lasioderma serricorne Fabricius, 1792 (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) in Rio de Janeiro County, RJ, Brazil. (Parasitismo de Anisopteromalus calandrae Howard, 1881 (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) sobre formas imaturas de Lasioderma serricorne Fabricius, 1792 (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) na Cidade do Rio de Janeiro.) Arquivos do Instituto Biológico (São Paulo), 73(4):489-491. http://www.biologico.sp.gov.br/ARQUIVOS/v73_4/gredilha.pdf

Haines CP ed, 1991. Insects and Arachnids of Tropical Stored products: Their Biology and Identification. 2nd edn. Chatham, UK: Natural Resources Institute.

Haines CP, 1981. Insects and arachnids from stored products: a report on specimens received by the Tropical Stored Products Centre 1973-77. Report of the Tropical Products Institute, L 54:73 pp.

Hall AV, 1988. Pest control in herbaria. Taxon, 37(4):885-907

Hashem MY, 2000. Suggested procedures for applying carbon dioxide to control stored medicinal plant products from insect pests. Zietschrift fnr Pflanzenkrankheiten und Pflanzenschutz, 107(2):212-217.

Howe RW, 1957. A laboratory study of the cigarette beetle Lasioderma serricorne (F.) (Col., Anobiidae) with a critical review of the literature on its biology. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 48:9-56.

Kaelin P; Zaugg L; Albertini AM; Gadani F, 1999. Activity of Bacillus thuringiensis isolates on Lasioderma serricorne (F.) (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). Journal of Stored Products Research, 35(2):145-158; 27 ref.

Lefkovitch LP; Currie JE, 1967. Factors affecting adult survival and fecundity in Lasioderma serricorne (F.) (Coleoptera, Anobiidae). Journal of Stored Products Research, 3:199-212.

Levinson AR; Buchelos CT, 1988. Population dynamics of Lasioderma serricorne F. (Col., Anobiidae) in tobacco stores with and without insecticidal treatments: a three year-survey by pheromone and unbaited traps. Journal of Applied Entomology, 106(2):201-211

Mueller D; Pierce L; Benezet H; Krischik V, 1990. Practical application of pheromone traps in food and tobacco industry. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 63(4):548-553

Muhammad Saeed; Khan SM; Muhammad Shahid, 2007. Effective monitoring of cigarette beetle Lasioderma serricorne (F.) Coleoptera: Anobiidae in tobacco warehouses of NWFP Pakistan. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture, 23(1):123-128.

Rees DP, 1985. Review of the response of stored product insects to light of various wavelengths, with particular reference to the design and use of light traps for population monitoring. Tropical Science, 25(3):197-213

Distribution References

Aitken A D, 1975. Insect travellers. Volume I. Coleoptera. In: Technical Bulletin, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, xvi + 191 pp.

APPPC, 1987. Insect pests of economic significance affecting major crops of the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. In: Technical Document No. 135, Bangkok, Thailand: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific region (RAPA).

AVA, 2001. Diagnostic records of the Plant Health Diagnostic Services., Singapore: Plant Health Centre Agri-food & Veterinary Authority.

CABI Data Mining, 2001. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated b. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Carvalho M O, Santos F, Mexia A, Torres L, 2006. Use of pheromone traps to assess Lasioderma serricorne (F.) (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) infestation in a cigarette factory on the Cape Verde islands. African Entomology. 14 (2), 307-315. http://journals.sabinet.co.za/essa

Gredilha R, Carvalho A R, Lima A F, Mello R P, 2006. Parasitism of Anisopteromalus calandrae Howard, 1881 (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) on immature stages of Lasioderma serricorne Fabricius, 1792 (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) in Rio de Janeiro County, RJ, Brazil. (Parasitismo de Anisopteromalus calandrae Howard, 1881 (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) sobre formas imaturas de Lasioderma serricorne Fabricius, 1792 (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) na Cidade do Rio de Janeiro.). Arquivos do Instituto Biológico (São Paulo). 73 (4), 489-491. http://www.biologico.sp.gov.br/ARQUIVOS/v73_4/gredilha.pdf

Haines C P, 1981. Insects and arachnids from stored products: a report on specimens received by the Tropical Stored Products Centre 1973-77. In: Report of the Tropical Products Institute, iv + 73 pp.

Levinson A R, Buchelos C T, 1988. Population dynamics of Lasioderma serricorne F. (Col., Anobiidae) in tobacco stores with and without insecticidal treatments: a three year-survey by pheromone and unbaited traps. Journal of Applied Entomology. 106 (2), 201-211. DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0418.1988.tb00584.x

Muhammad Saeed, Khan S M, Muhammad Shahid, 2007. Effective monitoring of cigarette beetle Lasioderma serricorne (F.) Coleoptera: Anobiidae in tobacco warehouses of NWFP Pakistan. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture. 23 (1), 123-128.

NHM, Undated. Specimen record from the collection in the Natural History Museum (London, UK)., London, UK: Natural History Museum (London).

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