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Related to Darkling Beetles: Mealworm beetle, Mealworms
members of the insect order Coleoptera. They are common intermediate hosts for tapeworms.
this and other mealworms are common inhabitants of poultry houses and are suspected of aiding in the transmission of Marek's disease and other virus diseases and of attacking the skin of all types of birds. Their other importance is as a food source for captive reptiles and the like.