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Species Anthrenus scrophulariae - Buffalo Carpet Beetle

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Taxonomy and Biology of Nearctic Species of Anthrenus (Coleoptera: Dermestidae)
By Beal Jr. RS
Transactions of the American Entomological Society Vol. 124, No. 3/4: 271-332, 1998

A new species of Anthrenus Geoffroy, 1762 (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) from California, with a key to the Nearctic species
By Marcin Kadej
The Coleopterists Bulletin 65(3):309-314., 2011
Anthrenus (s. str.) pulaskii Kadej, new species, is described from Riverside County, California, USA. The habitus, antennae, scales, and galea with lacinia are illustrated and compared with related species. A key to the Nearctic species of Anthrenus Geoffroy is presented.

Also has photographic plate illustrating the Nearctic species.

Abstract here.

Corrections to checklist of Nearctic Dermestidae
By R. S. Beal, Jr.
The Coleopterists Bulletin, Vol. 58, No. 4, p. 580, 2004
Corrections to (1)

JSTOR link

Annotated checklist of Nearctic Dermestidae with revised key to genera
By Beal, R.S.
The Coleopterists Bulletin, 57: 391-404, 2003

A new U.S. and Florida record for Caccoleptus (Bicaccoleptus) kacka Háva, 2009 (Coleoptera: Dermestidae)
By Háva, J. and M.C. Thomas
Insecta Mundi 0237: 1–3, 2012
Online here:

New genus to keep an eye out for in Florida. Records from Dade and Broward counties.

World Catalogue of the Dermestidae (Coleoptera)
By Jiří Háva
Studie a zprávy Oblastního Muzea Praha-východ, Brandýs n. Labem 2003 Supplementum 1., 2003
Available online here.

A phylogenetic study of Dermestidae (Coleoptera) based on larval morphology
By Kiselyova T., McHugh J.V.
Sys. Entomol. 31: 469–507, 2006
great illustrations
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Molecular systematics and evolution of the Ptinidae (Coleoptera: Bostrichoidea) and related families
By Bell K.L., Philips T.K.
Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 165: 88-108, 2012

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