beetles

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Related to Darkling Beetles: Mealworm beetle, Mealworms

beetles

members of the insect order Coleoptera. They are common intermediate hosts for tapeworms.

darkling beetles
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.
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With mounting concern that darkling beetles are becoming resistant to existing insecticides, Credo SC provides an effective new option and an active ingredient, imidacloprid, with no known resistance seen in darkling beetles.
Credo D with DStar contains a proprietary adjuvant and offers more control of both larval and adult darkling beetles compared to other imidacloprid products.