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Genus Trogoderma

Orange dermestid larva grows up! - Trogoderma ornatum - female Trogoderma Anthrenus?  - Trogoderma Carpet Beetle - Trogoderma Dermestid - Trogoderma glabrum - female Trogoderma? - Trogoderma Brown 3 mm beetle - Trogoderma Trogoderma glabrum ? - Trogoderma
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Bostrichoidea
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.