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Dermestes? - Dermestes frischi

Dermestes? - Dermestes frischi
New Chicago Marsh, Santa Clara County, California, USA
August 1, 2009
Size: ~ 5-10 mm
Found quite a few of these beetles beneath a bird carcass near a salt marsh. I have a couple of other images to add, if they would help, although the angle isn't too different...

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Dermestes? - Dermestes frischi Dermestes? - Dermestes frischi

we cant both live with that, i guess
Moved from Beetles.

venter all-important in Dermestes, esp. the last sternite
i'd bet on frischi, though

 
Oh -
well, I couldn't collect at this location and don't have any photos that would show the venter. :( Is it safe to move to genus?

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