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Dermestid beetle

Scientific Name
Dermestes carnivorus
Scientific Author
Fabricius, 1775
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Dermestinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Hong Kong, 5 May 1998, ex shark fins.
Source
Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Body lenfgth 6.5-8.5mm; Elytra apices without an acute spine, apices rounded and slightly crenulate; underside of 5th abdominal segment without an apical patch of black hairs; lateral impressed line always present on first, third, fourth and fifth segments.

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 04:59 AEST
Last Updated
25/11/2011 10:31 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Dermestid beetle (Dermestes carnivorus) Updated on 11/25/2011 10:31:56 AM 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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