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Genus Trogoderma

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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)
Tribe Anthrenini
Genus Trogoderma
Explanation of Names
Trogoderma Berthold 1827
Greek 'nibble, gnaw' + 'skin'
15 spp. in our area(1), over a hundred total(2)
key to spp. in (3)
throughout NA & the world
a few spp. appear to be predatory on wasp/bee larvae or spider eggs(4)
Print References
Beal R.S., Jr. (1954) Biology and taxonomy of Nearctic species of Trogoderma. UC Publ. Entomol. 10: 35–102.
Works Cited
1.Annotated checklist of Nearctic Dermestidae with revised key to genera
Beal, R.S. 2003. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 57: 391-404.
2.Háva J. (2018) World catalogue of the Dermestidae
3.Synopsis of the Economic Species of Trogoderma Occurring in the United States with Description of a New Species
RS Beal. 1956. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Volume 49, Issue 6.
4.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.