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Tribolium castaneum(TRIBCA)


Data shown below are extracted from EPPO Global Database
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Basic information
  • EPPO code: TRIBCA
  • Preferred name: Tribolium castaneum
  • Authority: (Herbst)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Tribolium navale auctorum
Tribolium testaceum Fabricius

Common names
Name Language
gemeiner Dreispitzkäfer German
rotbrauner Reismehlkäfer German
roter Reismehlkäfer German
red grain beetle English
red meal beetle English
rust red flour beetle English
gorgojo castaño de la harina Spanish
gorgojo de la harina y del afrecho Spanish
tribolio castaño Spanish
petit ver de la farine French
tribolion French
tribolium rouge de la farine French
kokunusuto-modoki Japanese
bierkever Dutch
meelkevertje Dutch
meeltor Dutch
kastanjebrun melbille Norwegian
un biti Turkish
Kingdom Animalia ( 1ANIMK )
Phylum Arthropoda ( 1ARTHP )
Subphylum Hexapoda ( 1HEXAQ )
Class Insecta ( 1INSEC )
Order Coleoptera ( 1COLEO )
Family Tenebrionidae ( 1TENEF )
Genus Tribolium ( 1TRIBG )
Species Tribolium castaneum ( TRIBCA )