Flat grain beetle (Cryptolestes ferrugineus) is a pest of increasing importance to the bulk grains industry. It is becoming very difficult to manage due to its increasing level of resistance to phosphine fumigant, which is currently the primary control agent.
‘Cryptolure’ is an aggregation pheromone that attracts both male and female adult flat grain beetles. Used with a trap, the lure is an effective tool for monitoring this pest in and around grain storage facilities.
Replace lures every 3-4 weeks.