Identify an insect

In Canada there are approximately 55,000 species of insects, a small number of which are considered as pests. The Canadian Grain Commission recognizes over 50 species of insects (including grain mites) as pests of stored grain.


The Canadian Grain Commission identifies 20 species of insects as primary pests (19 beetle species and 1 species of moth). Over 33 species are considered to be secondary pests (21 beetle species, 11 moth species, booklice species and grain mites).

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