Alphitobius diaperinus

Alphitobius diaperinus

a beetle common in the litter in most poultry houses. Suspected of involvement in transmission of Marek's disease. Larval stages called the lesser mealworm.
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A model for the time-temperature-mortality relationship in the chill-susceptible beetle, Alphitobius diaperinus, exposed to fluctuating thermal regimes.
A sexually dimorphic response in super-cooling temperature, enhanced by starvation, in the lesser mealworm Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).