One of the most dangerous species attacking wheat cultures.
Damaging seeds of wheat, barley, corn, rice, peanuts, cotton, beans, peppers, tomatoes and dough products.
Among the damaged products have a large amount of larval cuticle.
The fastest development occurs at 30-35 C and the lower limit is 8 C.
At low temperature and reduced humidity larvae hiding in cracks and fall into diapause and can withstand hunger 4 years.