red–legged ham beetle
Definition of red–legged ham beetle
: a small cosmopolitan bluish green iridescent beetle (Necrobia rufipes) with the legs and the bases of the antennae reddish that feeds on animal products and cereal grains and that is often a pest around warehouses and ships
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