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subgenus Dermestinus

Cow spine beetle - Dermestes caninus Dermestes? - Dermestes frischi On a dead snake - Dermestes caninus Dermestidae - Dermestes marmoratus Dermestes talpinus? - Dermestes talpinus Dermestes talpinus Mannerheim - Dermestes talpinus Dermestes maculatus Dermestes fasciatus? - Dermestes
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
No Taxon subgenus Dermestinus
Explanation of Names
Dermestinus Zhantiev 1967
10 spp. in our area (of which 4 adventive), ~40 total(1)
holarctic (most diverse in drier regions of Eurasia), with a handful in more southern areas and several cosmopolitan spp.(1) spread through agency of man