Biscuit Beetle - Stegobium paniceum

Alternative names
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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map