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Dermestid beetle

Scientific Name
Dermestes haemorrhoidalis
Scientific Author
K├╝ster
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Dermestidae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Australia: NSW Sydney, 17 March 2004, larvae feeding on dead Agrotis infusa in office block
Source
Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker Museums Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Body length 6.5 - 9mm, antennal club light orange, pronotum convex, elytra with a thick fringe of hairs projecting beyond apices; pubescence predominantly dark reddish brown or black, with scattered yellowish hairs among the dark vestiture; hind legs curved.
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Author
Walker, K.
Created
11/04/2006 05:21 AEST
Last Updated
02/05/2011 16:48 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Dermestid beetle (Dermestes haemorrhoidalis) Updated on 5/2/2011 4:48:22 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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