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Species Dermestes marmoratus - Common Carrion Beetle

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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 marmoratus (Common Carrion Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dermestes marmoratus Say, 1823
Explanation of Names
marmoratus (L). "marbled"
Size
adults: 9-10mm
Range
w US to Wyo. / Mex. / Cuba
Life Cycle
Larvae and adults commonly associated with decomposing animals.
Remarks
Museums use these beetles to to clean skeletons.
Print References
Internet References
Dermestidae.com - Andreas Herrmann