Dermestes talpinus from dead skunk - Dermestes talpinus
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
May 21, 2005
Though not as tasty as the carcass they were taken from, these Dermestes talpinus seem to like puppy chow. For ID, I used Jaques and images at Cedar Creek. Don't know why authors don't make a bigger deal of the flashy white underside of this species!
btw, there are now Dermestes talpinus larvae eating the puppy chow seen in this photo!
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