This dark reddish-brown pest has smudgy black spots on the wing covers and is 3-7 mm long.
It is found in the tropics on whole and shelled groundnuts, both in the field and in store. Pupation occurs outside the seed and also outside the shell, in a thin cocoon.
All tropical countries.
To groundnuts, pods of tamarinds and other types a acacia found in the tropics. Is carried into the temperate zones with groundnuts, but does not become established.