Oryzaephilus mercator, or the merchant grain beetle, is a small, flattened beetle about 2.5mm in length. It is a common, worldwide pest of grain and grain products as well as fruit, chocolate, drugs, and tobacco. The biology of O. mercator is nearly identical with Oryzaephilus surinamensis (the sawtooth grain beetle). It can be differentiated from O. surinamensis by its larger eyes and by the shape of the head, the area just behind the eyes of O. mercator is narrower than that of O. surinamensis, which has a more triangular shaped head. Unlike O. surinamensis, adults are capable of flight.

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  • Oryzaephilus mercator, or the merchant grain beetle, is a small, flattened beetle about 2.5mm in length. It is a common, worldwide pest of grain and grain products as well as fruit, chocolate, drugs, and tobacco. The biology of O. mercator is nearly identical with Oryzaephilus surinamensis (the sawtooth grain beetle). It can be differentiated from O. surinamensis by its larger eyes and by the shape of the head, the area just behind the eyes of O. mercator is narrower than that of O. surinamensis, which has a more triangular shaped head. Unlike O. surinamensis, adults are capable of flight. (en)
  • Oryzaephilus mercator é uma espécie de insetos coleópteros polífagos pertencente à família . A autoridade científica da espécie é , tendo sido descrita no ano de 1889. Trata-se de uma espécie presente no território português. (pt)
  • Oryzaephilus mercator är en skalbaggsart som först beskrevs av Fauvel 1889. Oryzaephilus mercator ingår i släktet Oryzaephilus och familjen smalplattbaggar. Arten är reproducerande i Sverige. Inga underarter finns listade i Catalogue of Life. (sv)
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  • Oryzaephilus mercator, or the merchant grain beetle, is a small, flattened beetle about 2.5mm in length. It is a common, worldwide pest of grain and grain products as well as fruit, chocolate, drugs, and tobacco. The biology of O. mercator is nearly identical with Oryzaephilus surinamensis (the sawtooth grain beetle). It can be differentiated from O. surinamensis by its larger eyes and by the shape of the head, the area just behind the eyes of O. mercator is narrower than that of O. surinamensis, which has a more triangular shaped head. Unlike O. surinamensis, adults are capable of flight. (en)
  • Oryzaephilus mercator é uma espécie de insetos coleópteros polífagos pertencente à família . A autoridade científica da espécie é , tendo sido descrita no ano de 1889. Trata-se de uma espécie presente no território português. (pt)
  • Oryzaephilus mercator är en skalbaggsart som först beskrevs av Fauvel 1889. Oryzaephilus mercator ingår i släktet Oryzaephilus och familjen smalplattbaggar. Arten är reproducerande i Sverige. Inga underarter finns listade i Catalogue of Life. (sv)
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  • Oryzaephilus mercator (sv)
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