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Species Dermestes caninus

Cow spine beetle - Dermestes caninus Cow spine beetle - Dermestes caninus Black and gray beetle - Dermestes caninus Dermestes caninus Germar - Dermestes caninus Dermestes ? - Dermestes caninus On a dead snake - Dermestes caninus Dermestid - Dermestes caninus Dermestes talpinus - Hide and Tallow Dermestid? - Dermestes caninus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Dermestidae (Carpet Beetles)
Genus Dermestes
No Taxon (subgenus Dermestinus)
Species caninus (Dermestes caninus)
Explanation of Names
Dermestes caninus Germar 1824
Size
7.5-8.5 mm
Range
all over the US and much of Canada (BC-ON)(1)
Works Cited
1.Annotated checklist of Nearctic Dermestidae with revised key to genera
Beal, R.S. 2003. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 57: 391-404.