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Genus Dermestes

beetle - Dermestes talpinus Beetle - Dermestes maculatus Larval Stowaways - Dermestes Dermestes maculatus Hide and Tallow Dermestid ? - Dermestes Dermestes marmoratus? - Dermestes marmoratus - male Dermestes - Dermestes marmoratus Dermestes - Dermestes undulatus - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Bostrichoidea
Family Dermestidae (Carpet Beetles)
Genus Dermestes
Explanation of Names
Dermestes Linnaeus 1758
'skin/hide eater'
Numbers
17‒18 spp. in 2 subgenera our area, close to 100 spp. in 3 subgenera worldwide(1)(2)
Size
5‒12 mm (the largest members of the family)
Identification
Photos of most spp. in (3)
Range
worldwide
Habitat
on carrion, hides, sometimes stored foods
Food
skin of dead animals, stored meat products