This is a very informative article for Dr. Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky Entomologist and I want to share it with you.
Finding beetles in alfalfa hay raises an immediate red flag. Are they blister beetles? If not, what are they and are they harmful? Darkling beetles or mealworm beetles are relatively common in stored hay and resemble the black blister beetle. These insects feed on broken kernels and fines so they are common around barns and hay storage areas.
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