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Related to Skin beetle: Skin and larder beetle
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Noun1.Dermestidae - carpet beetles
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
carpet beetle, carpet bug - small beetle whose larvae are household pests feeding on woolen fabrics
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Scenario 1 * Carrion flies * Predatory flies * Carrion beetles * Predatory beetles * Hair and skin beetles Scenario 2 * Blow flies * Flesh flies * Predatory flies * Carrion beetles * Rove beetles * Carpet beetles * Clothes moths
After all, skin beetles, as these members of the order Coleoptera are sometimes known, will devour just about anything--wood, drywall, carpet, paper, some plastics.
After a month, creepy crawlies like mites and skin beetles arrive to get their share of dried skin and hair.