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Carpet Beetle

Scientific Name
Reesa vespulae
Scientific Author
(Milliron, 1939)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Anthreninae: Anthrenini)
Status
Exotic Species Establishment in Australia
Reliability
High
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Trampa Antotagasta, 16 April, 1984. R. Muuoz
Source
Sarah McCaffrey Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Body length: 2.06mm

Integument of elytra dark brown anteriorly and along suture, light brown

on posterior two-thirds; these zones separated by oblique yellowish band.

This species reproduces parthenogenetically and only females are known.

Source:

Yves Bousquet (1990) BEETLES associated with stored products in Canada: An identification guide. Research Branch Agriculture Canada Publication 1837 (See weblink for online PDF copy)
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
McCaffrey, S
Created
17/08/2011 11:11 AEST
Last Updated
07/08/2015 02:31 AEST
Citation
McCaffrey, S (2011) Carpet Beetle (Reesa vespulae) Updated on 8/7/2015 2:31:23 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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