Tenebrio molitor in Denmark

Species name:Tenebrio molitor
Common names:Melskrubbe
Habitats:Host, Under human management
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Year of first report:
Type of introduction:Unintentional
Distribution details:Tropical areas
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Frequency:Not known
Invasiveness:Not invasive
Impact:Not known
Comments:Imported as a contaminant with goods. Found in all phases of grainproduction (storage, mills, and sold grain-products) (Anticimex). Commonly sold as live bait/pet food in Pet stores, Fishing shops and over the internet, from where it could escape? (Webber, Hvide Sande Ormeeksport)
Last updated10-01-2016 (day-month-year)
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