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Species Dermestes ater - Black Larder 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 Dermestes)
Species ater (Black Larder Beetle)
Other Common Names
Incinerator Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dermestes ater DeGeer 1774
Size
7–9 mm(1)(2)
Identification
see(1)(2)(3)
Range
native to the Old World (origin unknown; non-native in Europe), now cosmopolitan(4)(5), adventive and widespread in NA(6)(3)
Habitat
on carrion, etc.
Food
larvae and adults feed on wide variety of materials of animal origin, on other insects, and probably also on copra and other vegetable matter(3)