The lasioderma is also known as tobacco beetle. It can quickly cause damage on cigars. The adult measures 2 mm and is brown-tobacco in color. The larva, the nymph and the adult eat tobacco and dig galleries in cigars. The eggs hatch when the temperature reaches approximately 22°C. In factory, the cigars are placed in fumigations rooms to get rid of the bugs. However, the eggs survive this operation, that’s why it’s still possible to find this parasite in tour humidor.
Lasioderma Serricorne [Lasioderma Serricorne]
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