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.
During the fall 2014 "Nature's Recyclers" program, audience members met characters like Freddy the Fungus, Suzi the Snail, Polly the Pileated Woodpecker, and Dolly the Dermestid
Beetle in a family-friendly program lasting about 20 minutes.
Scientists and museum curators typically use tiger or dermestid
beetle larva enclosed in containers to clean a skull perfectly.
Nearshore Dredge-Spoil Dumping and Cadmium, Copper, and Zinc Levels in a Dermestid
Jim Borack, a technician in the ROM's mammal prep lab for 45 years, had always looked after the bug room--the enclosed metal room where a colony of dermestid
beetles eats the flesh off carcasses.
These individuals were sexed, weighed and tagged at the time of collection, and were later skeletonized by Dermestid
He called the other day to find out where a taxidermist might be located that uses dermestid
beetles to clean skulls.
All spiders were fed with both houseflies and dermestid
beetles for a month (insects were randomly offered twice a week) in order to attain similar nutritional status.
Dan notes that bird skeletons did not become a standard part of museum collections until the 1930's with the use of dermestid
beetles to clean the delicate skeletons; he thinks that skeletons have been underutilized in systematic research.
The lower layer possessed dermestid
and tenbrionid larvae, as well as latrine fly pupae.
A Revisionary Study of the North American Dermestid
Beetles Formerly Included in the Genus Perimegatoma (Coleoptera).
The "bug room," where dermestid
beetles are used to clean flesh off the skeletons of birds and animals.