Biscuit Beetle - Stegobium paniceum

    Alt Name
    Drugstore Beetle

    The Biscuit Beetle is small (2 to 3mm long) and uniformly brown in colour.

    Identification difficulty

    In homes where it is a pest of foodstuffs.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales but not well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were approximately 7 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map