confused flour beetle

noun

Definition of confused flour beetle 

: a cosmopolitan beetle (Tribolium confusum) that feeds both as larva and adult chiefly on damaged grain

called also bran bug

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History and Etymology for confused flour beetle

so called from its being confused with the red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum)

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