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Dermestidae

[dər′mes·tə·dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The skin beetles, a family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Dermestoidea, including serious pests of stored agricultural grain products.

Dermestidae

 

a family of beetles. The body, which measures 2–12 mm long, is flat-cylindrical or oval and has short claviform antennae. The larvae are mobile, elongated, greatly chitinous, with long protruding hairs. There are approximately 800 species, distributed throughout the world. In the USSR there are 90 species, most of which are found in the southern regions. Dermestids feed on dry animal and plant substances; some eat pollen and are found on flowers. Many species do great damage to fur, leather, carpets, smoked and dried meat or fish, zoological collections, dried fruits, dried medicinal plants, and herbariums. The most destructive species are the larder beetle (Dermestes lardarius), Attagenus pellio, and the museum beetle (Anthrenus museorum). The khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) harms stored grain. Control measures are primarily prophylactic; they include quarantine (in the case of the khapra beetle) and fumigating storage areas with gas.

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Order Family Species Stage/insect part Diptera Calliphoridae Chrysomya albiceps Larvae (Wiedmann, 1819) Pupae Diptera remains Heads Wings Legs Larvae Pupae Pupariums Coleoptera Dermestidae Dermestes frischii Adult (Kugelan, 1792) Dermestes sp.
Dermestes maculatus is the major pest of smoked fish (Eke et al., 2008) and could be controlled by synthesized chemicals (Boeke et al., 2001).
(5) 1 16.7 Cleridae Necrobia rufipes (De Geer, 1775) 74 61.7 Dermestidae Dermestes maculatus De Geer, 1774 229 69.4 Dermestes haemorrhoidalis - - Kuster, 1852 Histeridae Eremosaprinus sp.
against Dermestes maculatus Degeer (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) and Necrobia rufipes Degeer (Coleoptera: Cleridae) on dried fish.
(Diptera), Dermestes maculatus y Necrobia rufipes (Coleoptera) y Tineola cf.
In the present work, the knowledge of Dermestidae from Peru is actualized and the characters for their recognition are given, as well as distribution data and food substrates of nine species, with six new records for Peru Dermestes frischii Kugelann, Trogoderma angustum var.
Algunos esqueletos se prepararon en colonias de escarabajos (Dermestes sp.).
Of particular note is the presence of Dermestes ater in this study, as compared to Dermestes carnivorus, as the primary decomposer.
femurrubrum, Conocephalus saltator, Scyllina cyanipes, Dendrophilus sp, Dermestes vulpinus, Epitragus diremptus, Gonocephalus seriatum, Euborellia annulipes y Orchestia platensis.
Nearly 60 dermestid species have been found in the Himalayan Region (Hava 2009), representing 9 genera, such as Dermestes Linnaeus, Thorictodes Reitter, Attagenus Latreille, Anthrenus Geoffroy, Evorinea Beal, Orphinus Motschulsky, Ctesias Stephens, and Trogoderma Dejean.