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Dermestid beetle

Scientific Name
Dermestes peruvianus
Scientific Author
Laporte de Castelnau
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Dermestinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

Body length 7-10mm, elytra without a thick fringe of hairs projecting over apices; pubescence mainly pale yellow, short, fine and recumbent.

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