Dermestes caninus ? - Dermestes
Eveleth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
April 27, 2020
Size: 8 mm
This beetle was found as it was attempting to enter a Cecropea moth cocoon that had been killed by a bird. The cocoon had been under observation; the bird attach occurred within the last week. The cocoon was damp inside, and stinky. The beetle's attempts to enter through a 2 mm hole may have been thwarted by the cool temperature, 40 degrees. (47.462842N, 92.485272W).
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