Dermestidae


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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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Payne and King (1970), in South Carolina, USA, found nine species of Nitidulidae during advanced stages of decomposition of pigs together with Dermestidae.
La familia Dermestidae incluye miembros que son hallados comunmente sobre flores y carcasas secas de animales, en nidos de mamiferos, aves e himenopteros sociales, asi como en cabanas.
Orden Coleoptera Familia Dermestidae Dermestes maculatus X X X X X X X De Geer Dermestes ater De X X Geer Familia Cleridae Necrobia rufipes De X X X X X X X Geer (a) Familia Histeridae Euspilotus X (Hesperosaprinus) pavidus (Erichson.
This means that a longer decomposition process does not raise significantly the abundance of families known to be found in the dry remains stage, such as Dermestidae and Cleridae, as in both experiments there was a reduced number of them.
The total number of the species of Dermestidae in Afghanistan is low but we are confident that it will increase progressively.
Taxon Estado ARACHNIDA Macrochelidae Ancistrocheles bregetovae Adultos Macrocheles sp Adultos Erythraeidae Leptus sp Larvas INSECTA Coleoptera Cleridae Necrobia rufipes Adultos Curcutionidae Xyleborus spp Adultos Dermestidae Dermestes sp Adultos Scarabaeidae Canthon mutabilis Adultos Diptera Calliphoridae Chrysomyia rufzfacies Larvas C.
Se encontraron familias con habitos generalistas temporales, que fueron capturados durante todos los anos independientemente de la epoca de muestreo, tales como Scolytidae, Staphylinidae, Scarabaeidae, Carabidae y Nitidulidae; especialistas espaciales que solo se encontraron en BTF como Cicindelidae o Noteridae y familias raras de las cuales solo se capturaron uno o dos individuos como Buprestidae, Coccinelidae, Dermestidae, Meloidae, Oedemeridae y Anobiidae, en un solo periodo y un habitat especifco.
Dermaptera Labiduridae Euborellia pallipes Shiraki Coleoptera Dermestidae Dermestidae sp.
En la sucesion se observo como grupos mayoritarios en estadio de larva individuos de Diptera y Coleoptera; del primer grupo se encontraron las familias Calliphoridae, Sarcophagidae, Muscidae y Phoridae y del segundo, Trogidae, Staphylinidae, Dermestidae y Cleridae.