The cigarette beetle is a cosmopolitan species.
Adult beetles are 2.0 to 3.5 mm long and are light to dark brown.
Larvae infest various kinds of dried foods such as flour, cookie, milled cereals, pet foods and dried tobacco leaves.
The larvae are most harmful pest in tobacco industries.
Females lay about 100 eggs during 3rd day to 10th day after emergence.
They develope into adults in 40 to 50 days at 30 °C.
Adult males mate multiply with females from the 2nd day to 10th day after emergence.