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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Dermestes caninus

Dermestes caninus Germar - Dermestes caninus Dermestes ? - Dermestes caninus On a dead snake - Dermestes caninus Dermestes -? - Dermestes caninus Dermestes -? - Dermestes caninus dermestid - Dermestes caninus Dermestes caninus Germar - Dermestes caninus Dermestes sp., possibly D. caninus? - 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
across the US and much of s. Canada (BC-ON) - Map (1)(2), higher density of records across sc. US