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Dermestid beetle

Scientific Name
Dermestes laniarius
Scientific Author
Illiger, 1801
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Dermestinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Poland, Czarna, Struge, near Warsaw, 19 May 1957, det. Kalik 1981.
Source
Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Body lenth 6-9mm; head, pronotum and elytra all uniformly covered with recumbent black and white pubescence arranged in groups forming patches; pronotum with golden hairs on each side, a golden patch near the middle of the anterior margin, on scutellum and sometimes on basal angles of pronotum.

Source:

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
13/04/2006 01:47 AEST
Last Updated
25/11/2011 10:31 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Dermestid beetle (Dermestes laniarius) Updated on 11/25/2011 10:31:57 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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