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Species Dermestes carnivorus

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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)
Genus Dermestes
No Taxon (subgenus Dermestinus)
Species carnivorus (Dermestes carnivorus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: Dermestes mucoreus LeConte 1854
Explanation of Names
Dermestes carnivorus Fabricius 1775
Size
6.5-8.5 mm(1)
Identification
habitus & abdomen images in Robinson (2005)(1)
Range
adventive in sw. US (AZ-TX) / Mex. to C. Amer. - Map (2)(3), native to the Neotropics(4), now nearly cosmopolitan(5)(6);
Habitat
synanthropic; indoor pest in the UK(1)
Food
infests hides, dried skins, dried fish, fishmeal, bones, Brazil nuts, grain residues, and oilcake(1)
Remarks
larvae are apparently able to infest raptors in the wild (Samour & Naldo 2003)
Internet References
Dermestidae.com - Andreas Herrmann