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Dermestid beetle

Scientific Name
Dermestes ater
Scientific Author
De Geer, 1774
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Dermestinae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Goose Isl. 6 December 1933, D. Mahony. Id. by J. Armstrong
Source
Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Body length 7-9mm, ventral surface of abdomen clearly patterned with dark patches on a golden ground colour; first abdominal segment with lateral impressed lines strongly curved inwards at base, meeting hind coxae from their outer edge.

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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Author
Walker, K.
Created
10/04/2006 03:02 AEST
Last Updated
02/05/2011 16:48 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Dermestid beetle (Dermestes ater) Updated on 5/2/2011 4:48:21 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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