The Snuff Tobacco Reference

Larger Tobacco Beetle

The Larger Tobacco Bettle (Catorama tabaci or Tricorynus tabaci) is an insect which is black in color and larger in size than its namesake the Tobacco Beetle. It is primarily a tropical species but has been found elsewhere such as in France and the United States of America. The Larger Tobacco Beetle is a pest of cured tobacco.


  1. Agriculture Handbook 233: Stored Tobacco Insects. United States Department of Agriculture. Page 12. 1962.
  2. Circular 869: Control of Insects in Stored and Manufactured Tobacco. United States Department of Agriculture. Page 9. 1951. Digitised version
  3. Post-harvest Tobacco Infestation Control. L. Ryan. Page 24. 1995.