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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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The rest of the coleopterous larval exuviae are from Dermestes maculatus De Geer, indicating that this succession proceeded to an advanced decay stage, close to skeletonization and/or mummification, where only bony tissue, dried skin and hair are preserved.
Coleoptera Dermestidae Dermestes maculatus De Geer Cleridae Necrobia rufipes De Geer Lepidoptera Tineidae Tineola sp.
En el Peru, las Dermestes peruvianus Castelnau y D.
Sinonimos: Dermestes cadaverinus Fabricius, 1775; Dermestes piceus Thunberg, 1781 Dermestes felinus Fabricius, 1787; Dermestes domesticus Germar, 1824; Dermestes cadaverinus ab.
Sinonimos: Dermestes vulpinus Herbst,1792 nec Fabricius, 1781; Dermestes pollinctus Hope, 1834.
Dermestes maculatus is widely recognized as a cosmopolitan pest of stored commodities especially those containing animal proteins.
Development of Dermestes maculatus is not possible at 40[degrees]C or above, because, temperature above 40[degrees]C can kill or repel all these beetles.
To this effect, it has become pertinent to investigate the infestation effect of Dermestes maculatus on the nutritional composition of two selected edible insects Oryctes boas and Rhynchophorus phoenics larvae, commonly known as Rhinocerous beetle larvae and Snout beetle larvae, respectively, having been observed to be a major source of protein like fish and other animal meat.
Dermestes beetles grow in organic matter, such as carrion and dung that accumulate in poultry houses (Cloud & Collison 1986).
Management of Dermestes ater De Geer (Coleoptera, Dermestidae) and Labia arachidis (Yersin) (Dermaptera, Labiidae) on silkworm Bombyx mori L.
1 Dermestes ater (DeGeer) 2 50 DErmestes caninus (Gremar) 2 Ischnopyllidae Myodopsylla collinsi (Kohls) 34 [greater than] 200 Tenebrionidae Tencbrio molitor L.