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Larder beetle

Scientific Name
Dermestes lardarius
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Dermestinae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Body length 7-9mm; basal half of each elytron with band of pale brown hairs in the middle of which are small patches of black hairs, apical half of elytra black; apical margin of elytra smooth; pronotum entirely black or brown; metasternum and abdomen more or less uniformly black or brownish.

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Mound, L.A. (1989). Common insect pests of stored food products - a guide to their identification.

Peacock, E. (1975). Dermestes peruvianus Cast., D. haemorrhoidalis Kust. and other Dermestes spp. (Col. Dermestidae). The Entomologist Monthly Magazine Vol. 111: 1-14.

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
07/04/2006 09:38 AEST
Last Updated
02/05/2011 16:48 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Larder beetle (Dermestes lardarius) Updated on 5/2/2011 4:48:23 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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