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subgenus Dermestinus

Dermestes? - Dermestes frischi Desmestid from beach - Dermestes talpinus Dermestes maculatus Coleoptera, Dermestidae - Dermestes talpinus Dermestes frischi Kugelann - Dermestes frischi Dermestes maculatus DeGeer - Dermestes maculatus - male Dermestidae: Dermestes Sp.? - Dermestes marmoratus Dermestes ______ ? - Dermestes fasciatus
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
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