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Hide beetle

Scientific Name
Dermestes maculatus
Scientific Author
De Geer, 1774
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Dermestinae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

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Body length 5.5-10.00mm, each side of pronotum with a broad band of white or yellowish hair, each elytron with inner apex extended to form an acute spine.

Source:

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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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
10/04/2006 12:14 AEST
Last Updated
02/05/2011 16:48 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Hide beetle (Dermestes maculatus) Updated on 5/2/2011 4:48:23 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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