dried-fruit beetle

noun

Definition of dried-fruit beetle

: a very small broad brown beetle (Carpophilus hemipterus) with pale-spotted elytra which do not cover the abdomen that is a cosmopolitan pest on stored products and is especially destructive to dried fruit and cereals

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“Dried-fruit beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dried-fruit%20beetle. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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