Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae): First Report on Black Sesame (Sesamum indicum)

Nenhuma Miniatura disponível




Moura, Eridiane da Silva
Zanuncio, Jose Cola
D'Antonino Faroni, Leda Rita
Heleno, Fernanda Fernandes
Wilcken, Carlos Federico [UNESP]
Plata-Rueda, Angelica
Serrao, Jose Eduardo

Título da Revista

ISSN da Revista

Título de Volume


Int Assoc Food Protection


Insect pests may make food products and by-products unfit for human consumption. This study reports the occurrence of Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) in packaged seeds of black Sesamum indicum. An intact plastic pot of S. indicum seeds was purchased by a consumer in a supermarket in Divinopolis, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, in April 2014 and was kept at his home for 3 months. Two hundred adults of this insect (196 dead and 4 alive) were counted in the pot with the seeds, besides three live larvae. This insect fed on S. indicum seeds, making them unfit for consumption. L. serricorne feed on and reproduce in S. indicum seeds stored in plastic packaging.



Cigarette beetle, Insect pest, Stored grain

Como citar

Journal Of Food Protection. Des Moines: Int Assoc Food Protection, v. 80, n. 11, p. 1941-1943, 2017.