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Genus Trogoderma

Dermestidae, lateral - Trogoderma Trogoderma sternale sternale Jayne - Trogoderma sternale unknown beetle - Trogoderma breve Trogoderma Dermestid? - Trogoderma Dermestid - Trogoderma Trogoderma Beetle - Trogoderma
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)
Tribe Anthrenini
Genus Trogoderma
Explanation of Names
Trogoderma Berthold 1827
Greek 'nibble, gnaw' + 'skin'
Numbers
15 spp. in our area(1),
Range
throughout NA & the world
Life Cycle
a few spp. of Trogoderma appear primarily to be predators and feed on wasp and bee larvae and on spider eggs. (1)
Print References
Beal R.S., Jr. (1954) Biology and taxonomy of Nearctic species of Trogoderma. University of California Publications in Entomology 10: 35–102.
Beal R.S., Jr. (1956) Synopsis of the economic species of Trogoderma occurring in the United States with description of a new species (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 49: 559-566.
Works Cited
1.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.