Mealworms: Dark Mealworm—Tenebrio obscurus and Yellow Mealworm—Tenebrio molitor
Mealworms are common, widespread insects that occasionally infest stored products. Usually found in undisturbed areas such as dark corners, under sacks, and in bins where feed is stored. In homes they are sometimes found in cornmeal, flour, cake mixes, and cereals.
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Identification and Control Information
- Fact Sheet: Mealworms—University of Maine Cooperative Extension
- Dark and Yellow Mealworms—Penn State Extension
[Photos: Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org]