Mealworm

mealwormMealworm or yellow mealworm Senior only

Scientific name: Tenebrio molitor Linnaeus
(Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Facts: Mealworms are pests of stored grain. However, this species is best known as a pet food for lizards, frogs and snakes. The larvae are also used as fish bait. Because this insect is relatively easy to grow, it has been used in many experiments and scientific studies.

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